Morning fog continues to blanket parts of eastern Vancouver Island.
Environment Canada once again issued a fog advisory for east Vancouver Island — Courtenay to Campbell River, and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay — alerting that zero visibility fog is expected or already occurring throughout Friday morning.
The weather agency says the fog is due to a ridge of high pressure that is trapping moisture near the surface.
“Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop,” Environment Canada said in a statement on its website.
The fog is expected to lift before Friday afternoon.
It’s the fourth morning in a row that Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for eastern Vancouver Island. However, the advisories issued on Tuesday and Wednesday included the Nanaimo to Duncan area, while Thursday’s didn’t.