Tijuana, Baja California registers poor quality air due to California wildfires


The air quality in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on Saturday, September 12th, was classified as unhealthy with a recorded AQI of 177 on the Swiss website IQAir.

For everyone living in between Vancouver and Tijuana, the same story. According to AirNow.gov, the air quality in Portland and Seattle is “very unhealthy,” with the two cities recording Saturday morning AQI values of of 293 and 219, respectively. Most regions in the San Francisco Bay Area saw AQI values between 175 and 185, and Los Angeles recorded an AQI of 157.

The largest West Coast city with the least harmful air quality was San Diego, which had a Saturday morning AQI of 118 (unhealthy for sensitive groups) on AirNow.gov.

Tijuana (Photo: La Jornada)

In the San Francisco Bay Area, a Spare the Air alert was extended through September 14 with smoke not expected to clear for a few more days.

“It’s going to be a slow progression of reduced smoke over the week,” National Weather Service meteorologist David King told SFGATE. “We’re starting to see winds slowly increase. Unfortunately, there is still going to be smoke in and around the Bay Area, and I’d expect it on Sunday as well.”


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