Special Weather Statement issued – hail, thundershowers possible.

Environment Canada has issued an interesting statement bordering on a warning.  Stay tuned.  Might be an interesting day! Check the link to the forecast on the right for updates.

 

Special weather statement issued for:
East Vancouver Island, B.C. (081300)
West Vancouver Island, B.C. (081400)
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Small hail possible today and this evening.

A cool, blustery and unstable flow of air from the Gulf of Alaska will produce highly variable weather across the British Columbia Coast today. A mix of scattered rain showers and sunny breaks will be the rule for the day. Showers will be heavy at times and may be accompanied by small hail, possible lightning and the occasional clap of thunder.

Rainy Day on the Way. Small showers Saturday. Dry Sunday

After a very pleasant couple of days where we officially broke 18ºC and unofficially got above 20ºC (according to my super-accurate car temp gauge you can see below!), we’re going to see a big switch and cool down today!

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Rain should begin by around 11AM this morning as the front sweeps in from the West.

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The strongest rain should come between 2-3PM this afternoon when the models show 8mm of falling in that hour.

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We will then have a brief break before a final push comes through around 8PM.  It should stop raining by around 10PM.

Totals are forecast to be in the 16-30mm range.  Nothing too big.

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There may be some lingering showers on Saturday particularly in the late afternoon but we’re talking sprinkles more than real rain.

It will dry out and warm a little again on Sunday.  There might be a little bit more of a dusting of snow on the mountain to look at Sunday.

Next week looks like a procession of rain events on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  It is definitely spring! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!