Along with an extreme heat alert and news that Vancouver has the worst air quality in the world as of Friday afternoon, many people have taken to social media to show pictures and videos of ash raining down in parts of the province.
Smoke from wildfires spread over most of the city, covering Vancouver in a dull haze that had the sun glowing an eerie bright orange.
The current conditions for Vancouver on Environment Canada are listed as just “smoke.”
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Social media users from Vancouver, to the Fraser Valley, to Interior Health reported seeing ash falling in their respective regions.
— Jay KJ 🏳️🌈 (@janette_kj) August 13, 2021
Wildfires are burning in parts of BC and across the border in Washington State, contributing to the worsening conditions in the Lower Mainland.
— Ara Andonian (@thearashow) August 13, 2021
Today’s weather for Greater Vancouver: smoggy, with a chance of ash
THERE IS ACTUAL ASH FALLING FROM THE SKY RIGHT NOW DURING MY MORNING COMMUTE
— Doug Craig (@dougcraig3) August 13, 2021
An air quality advisory that was issued yesterday has been extended until at least early this weekend.
Essentially breathing in ash at this point. #Vancouver
— Patrick McClorey (@patrickmcclorey) August 13, 2021
Conditions are expected to ease on Sunday.