Edmonton weather: Air quality statement remains in effect

An Environment Canada special air quality statement remains in place for the city of Edmonton and surrounding area and isn’t expected to taper off until later this evening.

The Air Quality Health Index was at seven on a scale of 10, or “high risk,” and a haze was visible in downtown Edmonton on Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured at -10 C with a 6 km/h wind contributing to a -14 wind chill.

Today: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h this afternoon. High 5 C. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight: Increasing cloudiness. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low -4 C.

Tomorrow: Cloudy. 60 per cent chance of flurries in the afternoon. High 1 C. Cloudy with 70 per cent chance of flurries overnight. Low -4 C.

On This Day

Highest temperature: 16.3 C (2015)

Lowest temperature: -23.9 C (1997)

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Source:: Edmonton Journal

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