AIR quality around the Redlands has dipped overnight amid the bushfire crisis but experts say it has not reached a level that will significantly impact health.
Air Noise Environment consultant Dr Claire Richardson said the particulate concentration, which measures the amount of microscopic solid and liquid matter in the air, averaged 36 micrograms per cubic meter at Thornlands yesterday.
Particulate concentration levels need to exceed 50 micrograms per cubic meter to pose health issues.
"So far today the average measured particulate concentration in Thornlands is 40 micrograms per cubic meter," Ms Richardson said.
"Concentrations are increasing in Brisbane and are close to or above the 50 micrograms per cubic meter criteria for the 10 Brisbane-based monitors."
Dr Richardson warned that the air quality was forecast to deteriorate over the coming days and Saturday would likely mirror Monday's conditions, where smoke blanketed the south-east.
With temperatures set to rise across the weekend and a 60 per cent chance of a storm carrying little to no rainfall forecast for Sunday, the Weather Bureau has warned that the bushfire threat could intensify.
A Weather Bureau spokeswoman said southwesterly winds would bring dry air back to the coast today.
"We expect to see maximum temperatures quickly return to four to eight degrees above the November average on Friday and into the weekend," she said.
"When we combine these with that dry air, we expect to see elevated fire dangers once again as we head towards the weekend."
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