ACT Emergency Services Agency advises that the haze seen across Canberra is dust caused by wind, not smoke.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting dry conditions and strong winds, with the potential for raised dust to reduce air quality throughout the afternoon and evening.
ACT Health reports the air quality is expected to return to good levels by early Saturday morning.
For further information, refer to the ACT Health dust fact sheet: http://bit.ly/ACTdust-factsheet
Further information on weather conditions www.bom.gov.au
For hourly updates on air quality, to the ACT Health website.