Smoke hazes the sky in Cowichan Bay in August. The Valley is back under an advisory. (Lucas Morton photo/Instagram: @LRMCreative)

Smoke hazes the sky in Cowichan Bay in August. The Valley is back under an advisory. (Lucas Morton photo/Instagram: @LRMCreative)

Another smoke advisory issued for the Valley

Expected to clear by end of week

Ongoing wildfires in B.C. and across the border in Washington have led to yet another special air quality statement issued for the Cowichan Valley and much of the rest of eastern Vancouver Island by Environment Canada

An increasing southerly flow on Thursday will likely spread smoke from wildfires south of the border into the area, adding to smoke drifting into the area from the interior’s fires.

A wetter, cooler and breezier pattern towards the end of the work week is expected to improve air quality conditions across the province.