Mid-August 2020 Seasonal Outlook

The first half of August saw hot and dry conditions across the southern half of British Columbia. These conditions dried out fuels, increased wildfire risk and supported the ignition and development of lightning-caused wildfires. A lightning event moved across the province on August 16th and 17th, bringing little to no rain with it. The result of this event sparked 91 wildfires throughout the Coastal, Kamloops and Southeast fire centres.