The Air Quality Advisory in place for the Metro Vancouver region for 12 days, has finally come to an end.
In a statement released today, Metro Vancouver announced that the warning—which came into effect on August 13—has come to an end.
Air Quality Advisory lifted for #MetroVancouver & central #FraserValley. Advisory for fine particulate matter remains in place for eastern @FVRD1 including Agassiz & Hope. Cooler marine air has entered the region, reducing PM levels. img credit @CODMeteorology pic.twitter.com/KWNzEc5xT9
— Metro Vancouver (@MetroVancouver) August 24, 2018
“Changing weather conditions starting yesterday pushed cooler marine air into the region, reducing fine particulate matter to levels below our air quality objective,” Metro Vancouver officials said in a statement.
Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald, previously confirmed with Daily Hive that Metro Vancouver will be seeing much better air quality in the coming days due a decrease in air temperature.
However, the Air Quality Advisory is still being continued for the Eastern Fraser Valley “because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter due to smoke from the Mount Hicks fire near Agassiz and wildfires burning elsewhere in British Columbia.”
Although air quality conditions in Metro Vancouver have drastically improved, there are over 450 fires still burning in BC. To learn how you can help communities and residents affected, check out this list of charities accepting donations.