MONTREAL | Environment Canada has issued alerts for several regions of Québec, by reason of a canopy of smog.
High concentrations of fine particles will lead to poor air quality, has indicated Sunday, Environment Canada.
According to the federal agency, “the smoke caused by a fire of peat in the Kamouraska region is the source of this poor air quality” that will persist until mid-day, in the metropolitan region of Montreal.
The smog warning for the sectors of the Island of Montreal, Laval, Longueuil – Varennes and Chateau-Guy – La Prairie.
The heat will persist also in these southern areas of Quebec with a humidex of 40.
Smog alerts will affect the regions of Lanaudière, the Laurentides and Mauricie where it will get hot with a humidex of 40.
In Quebec, several sectors will be affected by the smog. In contrast, the regions close to the river will have a respite with cooler temperatures, has been provided.
Same topo Beauce concerned also by the warning of smog.
The mass of hot and humid air that covers the south of the province of Quebec since a few days will persist through Tuesday.
The eastern Townships, Gatineau, La Tuque and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean are not affected by the smog warning, according to Environment Canada.