Sydney smoke: city covered in thick haze as more than 50 bushfires burn across NSW

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People with asthma or respiratory illness should stay inside, health authorities warn

Sydney woke up to a thick blanket of smoke over the city on Tuesday as New South Wales headed into the first of two “tough days” this week, with temperatures likely to rise to the 40s and little-to-no rainfall forecast.

Most of the state’s east coast was under severe or very high fire danger ratings, with more than 50 bushfires burning, of which 28 remained uncontained.

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