Edmonton weather: Air quality, fog advisory in effect

A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

Monday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station that measured -8.5 C with 11 km/h winds out of the southwest contributing to a -14 wind chill.

Environment Canada has issued both a special air quality statement and a fog advisory for the city of Edmonton.

An air quality advisory was first issued Sunday and was updated Monday morning as pollution continues to be trapped under an atmospheric inversion around Edmonton, which could cause poor air quality and aggravate symptoms of people with breathing troubles.

“Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath,” Environment Canada said.

The air quality is expected to remain poor until later this afternoon.

Fog advisory

On top of the air quality , forecasters are also warning about patches of fog in and around Edmonton Monday morning.

Environment Canada issued a fog advisory with near zero visibility for the city, as well as surrounding communities including St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Devon, Drayton Valley, Leduc, Camrose, Lloydminster, Spruce Grove and Westlock.

“An extensive area of fog around the Edmonton Metro and eastward toward Lloydminster has formed, and this will reduce visibilities at times to near zero,” Environment Canada said.

The fog is expected to last until later this morning.

Today’s forecast

Today: Fog dissipating late this morning then mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. Wind becoming west 20 km/h early this afternoon. High 2 C. Wind chill -10 in the morning. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light after midnight. Low -14 C. Wind chill -7 in the evening and -20 overnight.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h. High minus 10. Wind chill -20 in the morning and -15 in the afternoon.

Sunrise: 8:44 a.m

Sunset: 4:43 p.m.

On This Day (1996-2017)

Highest temperature: 5.4 C (2015)

Lowest temperature: -28.3 C (2005)

Traffic map

***

Note from WSOE.Org : This content has been auto-generated from a syndicated feed.