Forest fire index jumps to high in western P.E.I.
Uneven recent rainfall across the province means the index level varies across the province
Continuing dry summer weather in western P.E.I. has increased the forest fire index to high in that part of the province.
The index is high in the west, moderate in central P.E.I. and low in the northeast.
There are five index levels: low, moderate, high, very high and extreme.
The index had been moderate across the province on the weekend, until rain on Sunday.
That rain, however, fell most heavily in the east, with nothing at all falling west of Summerside.
There may be some relief for the west Wednesday, with that region expected to get most of the forecast rain, though still only in the five to 10 millimetre range.
|East Point||St. Peters Bay||Charlottetown||Summerside||North Cape|
|19.7 mm||17.0 mm||8.6 mm||0 mm||0 mm|