Sun. Aug 19th, 2018

Afternoon showers through the week – First Long Weekend Forecast

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:16 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. Local smoke. High 33. Humidex 36. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.4° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.4° C
    Heat Index
    19.4° C
    Dewpoint
    12.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:55:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:39
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:05
    Day Length
    13:22:59
    Day High
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.42 kPa @ 07:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.3km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1220W/m2 @ 13:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.8 @ 13:25 Tdy.

Anyone else get a sunburn over the weekend? 🙂

We will be getting a break from the sun this week as we stay mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers every afternoon.

Monday should be mostly dry with just a slight chance of drizzle in the afternoon.  The best chance for thunderstorms looks to be south of us in the Cowichan Valley as you can see from the 5PM precipitation image below:

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There isn’t a big chance of thunderstorms so nothing to worry too much about, but if you hear a rumble, that’s probably what it is.

Here is Tuesday. We see quite a bit more activity in the afternoon with strong rain showers across all of the high terrain especially.  It isn’t showing much in the Valley but we might get a passing shower or two.

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Here finally here is Wednesday.

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Again, strong rain showers over the high hills but not much at all in the Valley.

Long Weekend Look

Of course the big question is what will the May Long Weekend be like?

Basically, the models look very much the same for every day except Sunday.  As it was earlier in the week showers are predicted to develop everyday in the afternoon in spots across the island but nothing widespread or major.

So at this point don’t expect a perfect, clear sunny and hot May Long Weekend.  However, it should be more than fine for camping as long as you have some protection from the odd rain shower.  Temperatures will be in the 20-25ºC range.  With the warmest predicted right now to be Friday or Saturday.