A dusty storm that swept through NSW's dried-colored parts, covered Sydney's landmarks and sparked air quality from the state government.
- Sydneysiders with breathing conditions were said to limit their time out
- Horsebackers expect the dust to increase according to the progress of the day
- The conditions could mirror an important storm storm in 2009, which saw flights redirected
The dust storm, which extends approximately 500 kilometers, has reduced visibility to only meters in an extremely western NSW including at Darling River and Broken Hill.
At noon, the impact of the dust was overlooked by connectable locations such as the Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Bondi Beach, while conditions in West Sydney were also damaged.
The Bureau of Meteorology Bureau (BOM) decree was said it did not know how severe the situation would be.
"We can see some red afternoon," he said.
The geographical center of Sydney at Parramatta was covered with dust this morning. (ABC News: Jonathan Hair)
The dust storm could hit an area including Sydney the Illawarra and the Central Coast.
Mr Notara said the conditions had "the same signs" of a serious dust storm in Sydney in 2009.
Dry conditions dry ground, which makes it easier for the wind to take dust.
Air quality falls
The Health Department warned those with respiratory and cardiovascular conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema to limit their time out and not exercise.
"Some of the dust particles in the dusty storm will be very small and can deepen into your lungs and therefore we care about the health of humans," said Dr Richard Broome's Media Health.
"If possible, stay in air conditioned areas, where the filtration systems can help reduce dust particles in the air."
The Department said that children and more adults also have to worry about.
"Dust can worsen existing heart and lung conditions and cause symptoms such as eye-rage and cough," said Dr. Broome.
"Symptoms may occur during a few days after dust is inhaled, so people with the chronic conditions need to be attentive to their treatment programs."
The conditions are caused by a low pressure and cold front that has moved through South Australia this week.
This system is now over NSW and prelates said the dust traveled with the cold front across the state.
Mr. Notara said that winds collected dry soil in waterfalls in NSW.
The point of view of the Blue Mountains this morning showed tough conditions across Sydney. (Provided: NSW RFS)
Leave you for Sydneysiders
In September 2009, Sydney woke up to red dawn.
A great storm storm has settled over the city and much of NSW after being taken east by strong winds on the previous day.
Residents reported red dust covering their floors, while firemen called the "extraordinary" event with more than 500 calls.
The SES received more than 150 calls for help, mostly of people with breathing difficulties.
The dust started smoke alarms because it simulated smoke.
The 2009 event also caused flights to be rolled out to Brisbane and Melbourne.