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New air quality advisory issued for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley

Smoke expected to clear up by Tuesday's wind forecast
Hazy skies due to smoke produced by burning wildfires are expected to clear on Tuesday. Photo: Glacier Media file photo

A new air quality advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley regions on Sunday afternoon.

Ongoing wildfires burning in the interior of B.C. and Washington are causing smoke to move into the regions.

The "high concentrations of fine particulate matter and hazy skies" are caused by the smoke and are expected to stay for the next few days.

According to Metro Vancouver, wind in Tuesday's forecast may clear the smoke.

Those with chronic underlying medical conditions or acute infections, such as COVID-19, are encouraged to stay away from outdoor physical activity until the advisory is lifted.