Poor air quality remains a hazard in B.C. as nearly 250 wildfires burn
Battle Heights, SK
Alerts in Effect
Special Air Quality StatementIssued at 04:17 Tuesday 03 August 2021
Smoke from forest fires scattered across central Saskatchewan is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility at times near and downwind from these fires over central and east central areas of the province.
Hazy conditions will persist over the remainder of southern Saskatchewan due mainly to smoke aloft that has drifted in from fires over BC. However air quality is not expected to be significantly reduced with this smoke remaining well above the surface.
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.
Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with air quality.
Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.
Heat WarningIssued at 04:34 Tuesday 03 August 2021
Unseasonably hot temperatures continue through parts of Saskatchewan. Daytime temperatures will hover in the low to mid thirties with overnight lows staying in the teens.
In addition, smoke from wild fires may affect air quality at times. The smoke and high temperatures may combine to bring further health stress on some individuals.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
Please call HealthLine 811 for advice on health risks, symptoms and precautions associated with heat.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to SKstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #SKStorm.