Due to air pollution, many people in New Zealand are now choosing to stay indoors.
Even if stronger winds push the wildfire smoke to the north, some of it will continue to affect the smaller country.
The European Atmospheric Monitoring Service said: “The current intense fire season is linked to dry and hot conditions enabling fires to spread quickly.
“In September 2019, a rare sudden warming of the stratosphere occurred over Antarctica that caused the 2019 ozone hole to behave very strangely.
“The event also resulted in hot and dry winds across Australia during Autumn 2019, promoting favourable conditions for widespread wildfires.”