Smoke from a wildfire in northern Montana blanketed much of southern Saskatchewan in a greyish haze Monday.
“Because of the southwest winds that’s carrying it right over the southwestern parts of Saskatchewan,” said Terri Lang, meteorologist with Environment Canada.
Lang said the smoke does not pose a serious health risk as most is at higher elevations and not mixing with ground air.
However, she cautions people with breathing conditions will feel the effects.
“People with asthma, or any kind of breathing conditions though, always should take precautions if they know there is smoke in the air – staying indoors, having a filtering system. That type of thing,” she said.
Lang said the haze will linger into Monday night before clearing off Tuesday morning.