Fog forces cancellations of Harbour Air flights
Harbour Air seaplanes are seen in Vancouver's Coal Harbour.
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:47AM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2019 4:15PM PDT
Thick fog and poor visibility prompted Harbour Air and Helijet to cancel many of their flights Wednesday morning.
Flights from 7 a.m. through 9 a.m. between Victoria Harbour to Vancouver Harbour were cancelled due to weather, and a 9:30 a.m. flights to Vancouver faced a possible weather delay.
The 8:20 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. Victoria to YVR flights were also cancelled.
Helijet said its Vancouver-Victoria flights were also on a weather hold, but there was no issue with the company's Nanaimo service.
No ferries were delayed between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay. Victoria International Airport reported that an 8:50 a.m. Pacific Coastal flight to Kelowna was delayed to 9 a.m., though it wasn't clear if that was due to weather.
It's been an unseasonably wet start to July on Vancouver Island, which has seen a number of rainy and windy days already.
Environment Canada forecasted the rain would continue into Wednesday evening, with a 40 per cent chance of showers overnight.
There's good news in the forecast, though. As of Thursday, the weather agency is calling for a stretch of days with a mix of sun and cloud, all between 21 and 23 degrees.