Smoke haze over Perth expected to lift this morning

A haze has covered most of Perth. Picture: Twitter.
A haze has covered most of Perth. Picture: Twitter.

THE smoke haze covering the Perth metropolitan area – right down to Mandurah – is expected to ease this morning.

The haze is the result of a number of prescribed burns by the Department of Parks and Wildlife – including one 10km south-east of Mundaring and another 30km south-east of Jarrahdale.

The smoke alert advice issued on the Emergency WA website said people should shut doors and windows and turn off air conditioners if the smoke is particularly thick.

“Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas,” it said.

“People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.

“People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.”

Log on to www.emergency.wa.gov.au for information.