Smoky conditions at Quesnel Airport. Tracey Roberts photo

Air quality rating back to high risk in Quesnel

Airhealth.ca rates Quesnel at a 9 today, Sept. 1

Air quality in Quesnel has taken another dive today, Sept. 1, with the Air Quality Index Rating sitting at 9, high risk, this morning.

It’s forecasted to stay in the high risk range until Saturday evening, when it may drop to 5, moderate risk, and stay that way through Sunday, according to government website Airhealth.ca.

The special air quality statement has remained in effect for Quesnel throughout most of the month of August, and continues today.

“The recent cooler and showery weather pattern has brought some relief to the wildfires and the associated smoke concentrations have decreased across several regions,” says the Smoky Skies Bulletin.

Significant wildfires continue to burn in the Central and Northern Interior, however.

“Westerly winds will continue to carry wildfire smoke to downwind communities. Subtle changes in the winds and wildfire behavior could cause smoke to return or increase.”

READ MORE: More than 36,000 hectares burned by Baezaeko Complex fires



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