Alerts for: Sunshine Coast

Statements

7:40 AM PDT Monday 06 July 2015
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Sunshine Coast

Forest fire smoke will continue to affect the BC South Coast.

Forest fire smoke continues to affect much of the inner South Coast. While low level wind patterns are changing, ushering in cooler marine air through Juan de Fuca strait, winds aloft are expected to remain fairly light. Slightly cooler temperatures and modest improvements in visibilities and air quality are expected. Smoke aloft may linger for some time.

Air quality advisories are continued for Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria as well as east and Inland Vancouver Island.


Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weather.gc.ca.

 

5:49 AM PDT Monday 06 July 2015
Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Sunshine Coast

An air quality advisory for parts of the BC South Coast as well as the North Peace River district will continue because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, due to smoke from wildfires outside our region.

This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.

For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.

July 5, 2015 Sunshine Coast. The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Vancouver coastal health authority has issued a wildfire smoke advisory for the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting areas from Powell River to gibsons/langdale and surrounding areas. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change. This situation is expected to persist until meteorological conditions change.

July 5, 2015 Nanaimo. The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with island health has issued a wildfire smoke advisory for the east and South Coast of Vancouver Island from Campbell River to Victoria, including the interior community Port Alberni, because of forest fire smoke that is affecting most areas. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change. This situation is expected to persist until meteorological conditions change.

July 3, 2015 Fort St. John. The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Northern Health Authority has issued a smoke advisory for Fort St. John and surrounding areas because of wildfire smoke that is affecting these areas.

Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors and in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact your health care provider: difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways. If you are experiencing symptoms, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, especially along busy traffic corridors. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease.

Issued by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment and, if applicable, Metro Vancouver

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