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Edmonton climate: A mix of rain and wildfire smoke

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A have a look at Wednesday’s Edmonton climate by Surroundings Canada.

It’s 13.4 C on the Edmonton Blatchford climate station with 7 km/h winds out of the west, northwest.

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Waking as much as the sounds of rain is at all times beautiful. And then you definitely discover on the market’s an air high quality assertion in impact from wildfire smoke. As of Wednesday morning, the Air High quality Well being Index (AQHI) for Edmonton was at a 7, or excessive danger, and is forecast to take care of that stage all through the day.

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“Wildfire smoke concentrations can fluctuate over quick distances and fluctuate significantly from hour to hour. Wildfire smoke may be dangerous to everybody’s well being even at low concentrations,” the Surroundings Canada assertion reads. “Proceed to take actions to guard your well being and cut back publicity to smoke.

“Individuals with lung illness (akin to bronchial asthma) or coronary heart illness, older adults, kids, pregnant folks, and individuals who work open air are at increased danger of experiencing well being results brought on by wildfire smoke.”

The rain is predicted to solely fall this morning earlier than clearing up later this afternoon. The smoke, nevertheless, is predicted to hold across the metropolis till at the least tomorrow earlier than clearing up later Thursday night. And issues can be windy, oh sure, with forecasters calling for 40 km/h gusts this afternoon.

Maintain onto your butts.

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At the moment’s forecast

At the moment: Primarily cloudy. 60 per cent probability of showers this morning. Clearing this afternoon. Widespread smoke. Wind changing into west 20 km/h gusting to 40 close to midday. Excessive 21 C. UV index 4 or reasonable.

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Tonight: Widespread smoke. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 changing into gentle late this night. Low 10 C.

Tomorrow: Widespread smoke. Wind changing into northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 within the morning. Excessive 19 C. UV index 4 or reasonable. Clearing in a single day. Low 7 C.

Dawn: 7:04 a.m.

Sundown: 7:55 p.m.


Max: 17 C

Min: 6 C

On today (1996-2022):

Highest temperature: 27.2 C in 2013

Lowest temperature: -1.8 C in 2018

Yesterday’s temperature

Excessive: 21.5 C

Low: 13.3 C

Precipitation: 0.0 mm

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