RESIDENTS of Sydney and parts of New South Wales have awoken to scenes likened to "armageddon", with limited visibility and orange skies - and Queenslanders will soon get much of the same.
Large areas have been shrouded in dust as the two states experience severe winds and unseasonably warm temperatures.
Sydneysiders woke to eerie red skies this morning, which are expected to clear later today.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) told The Australian that the dust storm in Sydney was the worst in 70 years, if not the history of the state.
The dust is already visible over Brisbane, with conditions expected to reach their worst by lunchtime,
It was pretty weird to wake up to.
I've posted a picture I took from my balcony this morning.
Strangest part was driving. The orange dust changed my colour perception so all the amber traffic lights were yellow.