Wildfire smoke, heat warnings up for many parts of Canada’s North

White Horse – Many parts of northern Canada are covered by wildfires with normal temperatures.

Yukon has seen a surge in fires on more than 846 square kilometers of land this year, with temperature warnings and weather forecasts being implemented in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Yukon Fire Information Officer Mike Fansi said there were 161 active wildfires in the state at that time, compared to 41 in the same period in 2021.

Around Canada has issued a special weather report for the central and northern Yukon and Northwest states, which will continue to affect communities this week.

The Weather Agency says Beaver Creek, Dawson and Peli-Carmax are among the regions with the highest and lowest rates of overnight exposure in the 20s. Days.

Temperature warnings and special weather forecasts for the Northwest Territories range from the McKenzie River to the Great Slave Lake to 30 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday.

Although the yellow knife escaped the scorching heat, wildfire smoke prompted Canada to warn of serious outdoor activities and to take precautions.

The Northwest Territories has 88 active fires since Thursday, including 11 new ones.

With more than 500 wildfires burning in Yukon, northwestern states, and Alaska, most communities will be exposed to wildfires in the coming days or weeks.

“In your case, it goes from the lower levels to the higher levels. Perhaps this could come with ash in many cases,” the statement said.

Around Canada, there are reports of unusually high temperatures and wildfires in parts of Nunavut, including Kugluktuk.

“Due to wildfires, air quality and visibility can fluctuate over time and vary from hour to hour,” he said.

Fog warning has been implemented in the northern area of ​​Gris Ford, where visibility is significant and could suddenly drop to zero early on Sunday.

Feature image at iStock.com/FridlandPrints

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