Metro Vancouver air quality advisory prompted by heat wave now over

A thick haze partially obscures the view of Downtown Vancouver from a tower camera during a record-breaking heatwave on June 29, 2021.

An air quality advisory for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley has now been lifted.

After a hot and hazy few days, Metro Vancouver announced Wednesday that it has ended the ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter air quality advisory.

The advisory has been in effect since Saturday, due to the intense heat wave that saw record-high temperatures across the province.

Metro Vancouver says temperatures have since cooled down enough to allow cleaner marine air to flow into the region.