Police are urging members of the public not to call them raising concerns about orange skies caused by the bushfires in Australia.

Their 111 emergency call line has been inundated with calls from people but they have been urged to not to call about the colour of sky.

Police said the calls to the 111 number were either to report the haze is present or to ask why the sky has changed colour.

Orange sky above Auckland's One Tree Hill. Photo / Greg Bowker Visuals
Orange sky above Auckland's One Tree Hill. Photo / Greg Bowker Visuals

Additionally, the Ministry of Health said the smoke currently over the country was not expected to impact the air humans breathe.

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"However, it is possible that some people may still experience ill effects even though the pollution levels remain relatively low," The Ministry said.

"People who are more at risk include pregnant women, babies and children, those who suffer from asthma or other respiratory conditions, older people or those with chronic illnesses."

The skies above the ASB Tennis Centre as players hit up on Sunday afternoon. Photo / Jason Oxenham
The skies above the ASB Tennis Centre as players hit up on Sunday afternoon. Photo / Jason Oxenham

In a statement, the police said they were aware the conditions might be concerning, but listed the proper reasons the number should be called:

• Someone is breaking into your house right now;

• There is car accident where people might be hurt, or cars are blocking the road;

• Someone has been assaulted and the offender is still there;

• You are afraid for your safety and or for those around you;

• You need an emergency Police response.

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Social media has been flooded with pictures of the smoky, orange-tinged skies with some people calling it "eerie and scary".

The skies above the ASB Tennis Centre as players hit up on Sunday afternoon. Photo / Jason Oxenham
The skies above the ASB Tennis Centre as players hit up on Sunday afternoon. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Others say their thoughts are with Australia.