A shift in the wind through Saskatchewan means smoke has started to waft into areas like Regina and Moose Jaw from the BC wildfires.
Smoke haze has already moved into other regions as well in the province.
Mike McDonald with Environment Canada says the smoke will be higher up in the atmosphere.
“With the winds coming out of the west northwest in the surface and upper levels of the atmosphere, we’re going to start seeing smoke from those forest fires in British Columbia,” said McDonald. “There will probably be more of a haze over southern Saskatchewan for the next few days.”
McDonald says that recent wind shift is all it takes to move the smoke in our direction.
“The last few days, our winds have been out of the south and southwest,” McDonald said. “So that wasn’t really bringing in the smoke from the forest fires. But now with the windshift, that is bringing it directly in from BC and Alberta areas.”
McDonald says the haze will be noticeable and may bother some people who have problems breathing in these types of conditions.
“Smoke, at least in the upper levels of the atmosphere will be present,” McDonald said. “I don’t think you will smell anything because it’s pretty high up. But certainly the sunsets will be more red and there will be a haze in the sky.”
It’s not known how long the smoke will remain over this province, but with lighter winds expected through the week, it could be here for several days.