Fog may bring ‘near-zero visibility’ to Greater Victoria, East Island: Environment Canada

Fog may bring 'near-zero visibility' to Greater Victoria, East Island: Environment Canada
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File photo taken in Victoria, B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for parts of Vancouver Island, warning of near-zero visibility that may make travel hazardous.

The advisory, issued just before 4:15 p.m. Sunday, warns that “near-zero visibility in fog may be hazardous for travel” Sunday night into Monday morning.

The advisory is in effect for Greater Victoria and East Vancouver Island, as well as the Southern Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast and Metro Vancouver, according to the weather agency.

Environment Canada says areas in fog that fall below freezing will have a risk of developing slippery surfaces.

“Fog with visibility near zero at times will prevail tonight. Visibility is expected to improve on Monday morning. Fog may redevelop Monday night as a strong ridge remains in place,” it says.

Environment Canada encourages people to monitor alerts and forecasts and says people can report severe weather by emailing [email protected] or tweeting using #BCStorm.


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