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Edmonton climate: Widespread smoke, particular air high quality assertion issued

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A take a look at Friday’s Edmonton climate by Surroundings Canada.

It’s 13.7 C on the Edmonton Blatchford climate station with 8 km winds from the west, northwest.

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People with lung disease (such as asthma) or heart disease, older adults, children, pregnant people, and people who work outdoors are at higher risk of experiencing health effects caused by wildfire smoke.”

Edmontonians are advised to keep their indoor air clean by keeping doors and windows shut if the temperature inside is comfortable and to use an air purifier with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter in a room where you spend a lot of time.

Right now the Air Quality Health Index sits at a 7 out of 10 in Edmonton, or high risk.

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The smoke is expected to begin to dissipate Friday evening and clearer air is expected as we head into the long weekend.

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Today’s forecast

Today: Mainly sunny. Fog in a few localities early this morning. Widespread smoke. Wind becoming southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 25. Humidex 27. UV index 5 or moderate.

Tonight: Widespread smoke dispersing late this evening then clear. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 14.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 early in the afternoon. High 25. UV index 6 or high.

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Sunrise: 6:43 a.m.

Sunset: 8:24 p.m.


Max: 19 C

Min: 8 C


Max: 22.2 C

Min: 14.9 C

Precipitation: 1.3 mm

On This Day (1996-2022)

Highest temperature: 27.8 C in 2009

Lowest temperature: 3.4 C in 2008

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