Sydney-siders won't have to endure as much of the smoke haze today as first thought.
Air-quality across Sydney is still rated as "poor" this morning due to the hazard reduction burns surrounding the city since the weekend, but the haze won't be hanging around until tomorrow as first forecast.
WeatherZone forecaster Graham Britton says showers and rain will help clear the air.
"The smoke has definitely improved since yesterday in terms of the density and that's due to the winds picking up through the night and the remainder of today."
"They'll turn a more northerly direction opposed to the westerly direction which brought in the smoke from the Blue Mountains yesterday, so we are expecting conditions to improve throughout the course of today."
"So we're going to see a low pressure trough move across the region that's going to bring light patchy rain from about late morning to early afternoon, that's also going to increase the winds both of these combined will help improve the air quality throughout the course of today."
Rural firefighters have been trying to take advantage of the dry winter days and still-air in preparation for what could be a tough bushfire season.