August 2020 Seasonal Outlook

The 2020 B.C. wildfire season has been wetter than normal with limited amount of drying days with the exception being the second half of July. Southern B.C. had several warm and dry days which allowed smaller fuels to dry out. The result was several lightning-caused ignitions where steep slopes and smaller fuels drove the spread of these fires. Suppression activities were successful as larger fuels had not yet had a chance to fully dry.