This spring has been difficult for many Canadian provinces that are dealing with devastating wildfires. Alberta, which was the province most devastated because of the fires, is still fighting some wildfires, and the risk of wildfire in the area is "extreme."
In fact, two weeks ago the smoke from the fires was so significant that it affected people all over the province.
This summer, which is predicted to be dry and warm, will cause more problems for Canadians in wildfire-prone areas. In fact, much of the country is at an above-normal risk of fire, according to the Weather Network.
There are many factors that may increase the risk of wildfire. One such consideration is drought. While Quebec has been seeing a cold, wet spring, B.C., Alberta and southern Yukon experienced significant dry spells.
Dry weather increases the risk of fire. Alberta has already experienced above-normal wildfire activity because of these combined factors.
Some provinces will see above-normal fire activity, particularly in June. This includes the southern half of British Columbia as well as central and northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The Weather Network reports that "A dry spring in these provinces has fuelled an explosive fire growth, and on top of that, summer forecasts are calling for warmer drier weather across many areas of Canada."
In July and August, the risk of wildfire affects much of the Western half of the country, from British Columbia into the Prairies.
In July, The Weather Network insists Canadians should "expect much above-normal" risk levels for both the southern two-thirds of British Columbia, in addition to central Alberta and Saskatchewan, and most of Manitoba.
The risk will diminish slightly in parts of the country in August, but it will still remain high. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and west-central Manitoba will be particularly affected.
The Eastern part of the country remains largely unaffected by an increase in the fire risk, due to a much wetter weather pattern.
For more information, read the original article on the Weather Network's page here.