Parts of the north are now under special weather advisories, as Environment Canada says air quality concerns from westerly wildfires could pose problems in several communities.

For Buffalo Narrows, Peter Pond Lake, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Beauval, La Ronge, Pinehouse Lake and Montreal Lake, the smoke is expected to remain in those communities until late Thursday, which is anticipated to cause poor visibility.

The advisory warns that some people may experience coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.

It is recommended that people with breathing complications stay inside, where it is cool and ventilated.

Temperatures in those communities are forecasted to be in the 30s this week, with the humidex possibly reaching 40.

(PHOTO: La Ronge-area wildfire. File photo.)