Tue. May 21st, 2019

A pleasant week after a fiery record hot weekend.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 21 May 2019 - Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 20. UV index 7 or high. Tuesday night: Clear. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 12. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 28. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 25. Sunday night: Clear. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.3° C
    1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WNW 3.2 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    55 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.3° C
    Heat Index
    21.3° C
    Dewpoint
    11.9° C
    UV
    5.2
    Solar
    814 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Full (90% full)
    Civil Set
    21:44
    Day Length
    13:15:49
    Day High
    21.3° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    100.74 kPa @ 11:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.64 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.4° C @ 06:33 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    21.3° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 12:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1150W/m2 @ 11:06 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.4 @ 13:04 Tdy.

The fire on Cameron main is now listed as “Active” rather than “Out of Control” on the bcwildfire.ca website.

We got a clean sweep for short term high temp records at the Airport on the weekend. Friday the 23rd at 29.1°C, Saturday at 33.4°C, and Sunday at 34.7°C all broke the previous records at the Airport but none were quite extreme enough for an all time high which are in the 36-37°C range.

The photo below is what the fire looked like Sunday afternoon and is courtesy Justin Fraser.

It seems as though crews have the situation in hand. Hopefully they can get it officially contained and mopped up during the week.

The Fire Danger is now High across most of the Island.

It is predicted to stay at high throughout the week and firefighters won’t be getting any help from the weather as there is no rain in the forecast.

On the other hand, there is no rain in the forecast and it is supposed to be above 25 through Thursday! A very nice summer week with part sun and part clouds. Canada Day is looking perfect with partly sunny skies and temperatures around 23°C.

I will be flying out of the country on June 30/Friday so I will make one more post likely Wednesday morning and then this blog will have a break until August 2… unless I post travel pics. 🙂

Have a pleasant week and please please please be safe in the backcountry!

Happy Monday!