“Will make for some vivid sunrises and sunsets” – UK Met Office
Just as predicted roughly a week ago, smoke from Canada’s devastating forest fires (still burning) has now crossed the Atlantic Ocean and is passing, at high altitude, over western Europe.
Areas of Portugal this morning will have woken to a strange red sun in the mist. This is part of the effects which otherwise carry no risk to air quality due to the height of this slow moving cloud of what is essentially soot (black carbon).
The UK Met Office has been tracking the cloud through satellite imagery, and predicts “some vivid sunrises and sunsets over the next few days”.
Meantime, back in British Columbia where wildfires have been raging for weeks, there is no let up. If anything the fires are increasing in intensity, reports Reuters – and recruiting firefighters to tackle them has become a problem.