Vancouverites have seen a range of tempestuous weather in recent weeks — but a peaceful fog has blanketed the city over the past couple of days.
Last week, Metro Vancouver saw its earliest snowfall in three decades following a powerful windstorm that felled upwards of 400 trees. And it looks like there's another opportunity for snow later this week as temperatures dip below the freezing level.
Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for Metro Vancouver as a ridge of high pressure has trapped moist air near the surface creating near-zero visibility in the thick fog.
Drivers are reminded to slow down and watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. However, the thick fog is expected to dissipate later this afternoon.
Locals have taken to social media to share photos of the rare weather event, including some spellbinding perspectives of the fog rolling in over the water or of near-zero visibility at street level.
Have a look at some of the images from the past couple of days in the Lower Mainland.
Fog, you say? pic.twitter.com/QPuMm3ZQe7— Heather U. (@HeatherInNVan) November 15, 2022
That’s some seriously thick #fog this morning. I can barely see the buildings across the street from the studio. And, there’s nearly zero visibility on some major routes. Headlights on, #Vancouver! ~ Tara Jean (5:30 to 10a) pic.twitter.com/egdPp7m6Oc— WAVE 98.3 - Vancouver's Coolest Vibe (@WAVE983fm) November 16, 2022
Good morning Wednesday! #sunrise #goodmorning #Fog #BCStorm #Wednesday #autumn #Vancouver #fraserriver #frost #StormHour #Westcoast #temperatureinversion #WinterIsComing #fogadvisory #colourfulfall #ShareYourWeather pic.twitter.com/yIJIZnW6Jh— Michelle Valancius (@howyougo) November 16, 2022
The fog this morning was super cool pic.twitter.com/HjRNH429rY— Mel (@NoxidAssylem) November 15, 2022
Spooky fog! Pretty lights! pic.twitter.com/Hpc5pv9bFX— xbubblemunkyx || Carrie Johnston 💖💜💙 (@xbubblemunkyx) November 16, 2022
Damn the fog… but my mind is in the clouds! pic.twitter.com/ZJiUlcDb2d— Harshan Kapoor 🇨🇦 (@Harshan_94) November 16, 2022
Fog or year 1940?? pic.twitter.com/9qvJ1w3jAA— The East Village Vancouver (@eastvillagevan) November 15, 2022
Five minutes ago, all I could see was fog. And then... pic.twitter.com/S3wjBRE3BQ— Julia Lipscombe (@JuliaLipscombe) November 15, 2022
Thick fog at the confluence of the Pitt and Fraser Rivers this morning, with Mount Baker in the background. Beautiful day ahead. #BCstorm @ChuckDalldorf @bc_news_addict @MMadryga @KMacTWN @Kusswx @RyanVoutilainen @JWagstaffe pic.twitter.com/8nNtphnlbT— Peter Vogel (@PeterVogel) November 14, 2022
Stunning early morning view across the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver. Mount Baker looking resplendent above thick fog at the confluence of the Pitt and Fraser rivers. #BCstorm @StormHour @StephFlorianTV @RandySmall @KMacTWN @50ShadesofVan @ChuckDalldorf @YvonneSchalle @Kusswx pic.twitter.com/wgTPKox7Jq— Peter Vogel (@PeterVogel) November 12, 2022
That fog tho 🖤 // pic.twitter.com/aOFVCB57Kb— Ø₳₭ ➳ (@Oak_Arrow) November 15, 2022