A rest then rain returns Saturday night – Cold air on the horizon

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Friday 25 May 2018 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 22. UV index 7 or high. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 10. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 18. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.6° C
    1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.62 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 15.5 km/h
    gusting 25.7 km/h
    Humidity
    56 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.6° C
    Heat Index
    16.6° C
    Dewpoint
    7.7° C
    UV
    3.2
    Solar
    505 W/m2
    Last Updated: 11:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:42
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (85% full)
    Civil Set
    21:50
    Day Length
    13:16:10
    Day High
    16.8° C @ 11:24 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.4° C @ 05:41 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.61 kPa @ 11:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.2° C @ 05:24 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.8° C @ 11:24 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.5km/h @ 11:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    828W/m2 @ 10:03 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.1 @ 11:18 Tdy.

After yesterday’s exciting, which was more exciting in the Cowichan Valley (there are still many without power) than here, we all get a break today and Saturday.

A small ridge of high pressure is building in that will give us clear days and cold nights.  It got down to 3°C last night.

On Saturday night a small front with pass through:

A weak front sliding down the Island from the North

If the model is correct though, the rain will pass by Sunday morning and the rest of Sunday should be dry.

Next week shows the possibility of temperatures getting below zero. If you haven’t got your cold weather tires on (M+S or Snow tires with good tread) you might want to do that this weekend. Below around 3°C is when those cold weather tires start to pay off and if you go over the Hump or Sutton pass, they are the law.

This is the temperature map for Wednesday morning.

 

Light blues are just above or below freezing. Purples are around minus 10°C in the Interior. Brrr.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!