Smoke covering the mountains looking towards Oliver earlier on Monday due to the wildfire near Gallagher Lake and smoke coming from a wildfire in Washington State. (Photo courtesy of Cheri Swanson)

Smoky skies bulletin for South Okanagan due to wildfires

Interior Health has issued a smoky skies bulletin

Interior Health has issued a smoky skies bulletin for the South Okanagan on Monday.

According to the notice, the South Okanagan will be impacted, or will likely be impacted, by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours.

READ MORE: Resources challenged by terrain at Gallagher Lake area wildfire

The bulletin states that during a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour. As of Monday afternoon Penticton does not seem to be affected by the smoke, however social media posts are showing smoke covering some of the southern part of the region (Oliver and Osoyoos) and masking the mountains.

READ MORE: Raptors evacuated due to threatening South Okanagan wildfire

On the ground level map, it shows that smoke will become more prevalent in the evening hours of Monday and into Tuesday as smoke from a wildfire burning in Washington State moves through the area, combined with smoke from the Eagle Bluff wildfire, north of Oliver in the Gallagher Lake area. The Eagle Bluff wildfire is now at an estimated 200 hectares.

The next bulletin update will be available on Aug. 6.

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