Wildfire Smoke, Heat Warnings in Many Areas of Northern Canada: Ministry of the Environment, Canada

Some areas of northern Canada are surrounded by smoke from wildfires, with unusually high seasonal temperatures.

This year, Yukon burned just over 846 square kilometers of land, significantly increasing the number of flames. Meanwhile, in parts of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, there are heat warnings and air quality statements.

Mike Fancy, fire intelligence officer in the Yukon Territory, said there were 161 wildfires in the region this season, compared to 41 in the same period in 2021.

The Ministry of the Environment of Canada has issued a special weather statement for the central and northern Yukon provinces and parts of the Northwest province, stating that wildfire smoke will continue to affect the community this week.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Beaver Creek, Dawson, and Perry Carmax are areas with high daytime temperatures in their early twenties and low nighttime temperatures in their late teens. It warns that the temperature will be close to 30 degrees Celsius for four years. day to day.

In the Northwest Territories, heat warnings and special air quality statements are adjacent to the Mackenzie River from Aklavik to Great Slave Lake, where temperatures are close to 30 degrees Celsius on Friday.

While Yellowknife escaped from the extreme heat, wildfire smoke warned the Canadian Ministry of the Environment of intense outdoor activities and urged them to take precautions.

There have been 88 fires in the Northwest Territories, including 11 new fires since Thursday.

With more than 500 wildfires in the Yukon, Northwest, and Alaska, a special smoke bulletin has been issued that most communities will have wildfire smoke in the coming days or weeks. rice field.

“It ranges from mild to very high levels, depending on where you are. Often this is likely to contain ashes,” he said.

The Canadian Ministry of the Environment has also warned of unusually high temperatures and wildfire smoke in parts of the Nunavut Territory, including Kugluktuk.

“The air quality and visibility of wildfire smoke can fluctuate over short distances and can fluctuate significantly over time,” he says.

Fog recommendations are being implemented in the Grise Fiord region of northern Nunavut. In this area, visibility can drop significantly and suddenly to zero until early Sunday.

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