Wildfire season is upon us and the air quality locally will be very poor for the foreseeable future according to weather experts.
Air quality in the city has been improving steadily over the day Monday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s monitor in West Berkeley. As of noon, the rating was listed as moderate.
The air quality in Berkeley worsened throughout the day on Thursday.
Ash from a wildfire is creating hazy skies and a dusting of ash on cars, decks, and yards. Air quality officials advise that people stay indoors and shut their windows.
The elevated fire risk is expected to persist through Sunday morning.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is warning of high pollution Tuesday, with air quality reaching levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Smoke has traveled from the wildfires ravaging North Bay counties. Berkeley had its own scare early Monday morning.