Port Moody Fire-Rescue issues bulletins throughout the warm, dry summer months regarding the current fire hazard. Information on current conditions is supplied by the BC Ministry of Forest and Range, Coastal Fire Centre and Metro Vancouver.
Current fire hazard rating: HIGH
General Fire Control Information
Very dry forest fuels combined with forecast hot and dry weather have resulted in high-extreme forest fire risk. There is potential for challenging, deep-burning fires. Fortunately, a lack of wind is keeping initial fire spread rates relatively low. This will certainly help with fire suppression efforts.
Weather Forecast - August 8, 2017
A blocking ridge of high pressure should remain in place for most of the week. Temperatures will continue to hover between 25 and 30 degrees, winds will remain light, and thick smoke will stay entrenched. Weather models are finally hinting at change this weekend as the ridge is expected to move east allowing an upper low pressure center to make its way onshore. Initially we’ll see onshore flow start to push some of the smoke out of the area (hopefully by Friday or Saturday). This will probably be followed by a weather system on Sunday, which should deliver some much-needed rain to the area.
Last updated: 08/08/2017 3:23:26 PM