The number of people out of their homes is now more than 12,000 in Saskatchewan, whose wildfire season has far outstripped last year, while the smoke from fires in that province has spread across a large chunk of North America to make for dimmer skies and blood-red sunsets.
Expected Max UV Observation:
This is today's expected maximum UV reading, taking today's weather into consideration.
- Extra precautions required - unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn quickly
- Avoid the sun between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and take full precautions - seek shade, cover up, wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen