The smoke that has socked in Kamloops isn’t going anywhere.
B.C Environment Ministry Air Quality Specialist Ralph Adams.
“There wont be a big enough change in the weather in the next week to have a significant affect on the amount of smoke.”
Adams says however the Air Quality index has dropped by half to four out of ten.
“The air quality index is being driven at the moment by the level of smoke or P.M.2.5. In Kamloops right now the level is just around 60 micrograms per cubic metre but is a considerable improvement on some of the values we saw over the weekend.”
Air quality advisories are posted for all but the northwestern edge of the province as smoke from fires here and south of the border cuts visibility for fire crews.