Why it’s so smokey in the Valley
AN ACRID, smoky haze has swallowed the Lockyer Valley and surrounding areas, and isn’t expected to disperse until this afternoon or evening.
A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman explained recent wind conditions were to blame, pushing smoke up from the bushfires in New South Wales.
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The smoke accumulating in the Valley is expected to last for most of the day, until the wind shifts in a more northerly direction sometime this afternoon.
Dry conditions will continue this week, with temperatures expected to rise towards the high thirties this week.
A high fire danger remains in the area, with a total fire ban in place for the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions, until midnight, Wednesday 13.