PEI

Forest fire index jumps to high in western P.E.I.

Continuing dry summer weather in western P.E.I. has increased the forest fire index to high in that part of the province.

Uneven recent rainfall across the province means the index level varies across the province

The forest fire index in western P.E.I. increased to high on Tuesday. (Province of P.E.I.)

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.

Rainfall Sunday
East Point St. Peters Bay Charlottetown Summerside North Cape
19.7 mm 17.0 mm 8.6 mm 0 mm 0 mm

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