World News – CA – US Smoke from wildfires will return to Metro Vancouver this week


Residents of Metro Vancouver welcomed the clear sun and skies this week – but that should change

According to Environment Canada meteorologist Carmen Hartt, more forest fire smoke is en route to the region, which will deteriorate air quality for the next week

« A ridge of high pressure weather systems in the region is directing smoke from California wildfires just across the northern border, » Hartt explained

« We might start to see smoke going up into the sky tonight Tomorrow when it comes to the surface it becomes an air quality issue, » Hartt said

« The good news is that there isn’t as much smoke coming in and it’s coming from further away this time »

The forest fires in Washington State are not of the magnitude they were when the air in Vancouver became one of the worst in the world due to their floating smoke

Hartt explained that Environment Canada uses an index – on a scale of one to 10 – to forecast and monitor air quality

Back in mid-September, Metro Vancouver experienced four straight days of 10 air quality due to smoke from wildfires This week’s weather event is expected to see the quality of the air. ‘air between 2 and 4

« We don’t think it’s that bad, » Hartt said, « but the smoke could stay over the weekend »

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