Since 1994, Environment and Climate Change Canada has been producing daily air quality forecasts and timely smog warnings for Quebec. The Info-Smog program is available for 95% of Quebec's population. There are three categories of air quality: good, fair and poor. When air pollutant concentrations are likely to reach or actually reach levels harmful to the health and environment, Environment and Climate Change Canada issues a smog warning for the affected areas. The warning message is accompanied by advice on protecting your health and improving local air quality.
Local Conditions and Forecasts
Air Quality Forecasts
There are two ways to check smog warnings:
- If a smog warning is in effect for your area, a statement will be posted on the weather forecast page: Current conditions and forecasts (choose your location);
- You can also check the smog warning bulletin for all affected areas on the Warning bulletins for Quebec page.
- Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) for the city of Montreal
- Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI) elsewhere in Quebec (MDDELCC)
Environment and Climate Change Canada's Partners
Environment and Climate Change Canada offers the Info-Smog program in partnership with the Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec, the Ville de Montréal, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec and the Direction de santé publique (Public Health Directorate) of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal.
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