Smoke from BC wild fires is drifting into Regina and according to Environment Canada, that’s going to make for some hazy days.
The weather office issued a Special air quality statement for Moose Jaw, Pense, Central Butte and Craik areas. The advisory has also been issued for Saskatoon as well as Swift Current areas.
Jeremy Kusyk with the weather office says the conditions may worsen later in the day in Regina.
“We’re looking at a lot of forest fire smoke from the BC interior,”Kusyk said. “As of this morning, BC is reporting 126 wildfires. So all that smoke is blowing over the Rockies into Alberta and Saskatchewan right now.”
Temperatures are expected to be near the 30C mark for the next few days and despite a breezy southeast wind, wildfire smoke will prevail.
The long weekend is shaping up to be hot – especially on Sunday, with the high forecast to be 33F.
A slight cool down is expected for the holiday Monday.