Fine particulate matter advisory by Metro Vancouver continues

METRO Vancouver is continuing the fine particulate matter advisory that has been in effect since September 8 for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District due to wildfire smoke from outside the region. Wildfire smoke from fires in Washington, Oregon and California continues to persist in the region.

Ground-level smoke remains and is expected to remain in the region through tomorrow at least. A weather system forecast for Friday is expected to bring further improvements on Friday and into Saturday. Localized smoke concentrations may vary widely across the region as winds and temperatures change, and as wildfire behaviour changes.

In the city of New Westminster, a timber wharf at Westminster Pier Park continues to burn producing local smoke. For New Westminster and surrounding areas, follow the advice provided by Fraser Health: