METRO Vancouver Regional District on Wednesday said that it is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that was issued last week on Friday, October 14, because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, primarily due to smoke from wildfires burning in BC and Washington.
The region’s air continues to be significantly affected by wildfires burning southeast of Chilliwack (near Chilliwack Lake), near Hope, near Harrison Lake, and in Washington. Smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region with changes in wind, temperature and wildfire behaviour.
Eastern parts of the Fraser Valley that are closer to many of the wildfires are experiencing greater smoke impacts compared to western parts of Metro Vancouver.
Due to stagnant weather conditions, smoke is expected to remain until Friday when a change in weather is anticipated to bring significant improvements in air quality.