Alberniweather now has Official Media access from Environment Canada

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    16.1° C
    1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.87 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N 0.2 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    41 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.1° C
    Heat Index
    16.1° C
    Dewpoint
    2.8° C
    UV
    4.0
    Solar
    859 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:55:00 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
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (50% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.1° C @ 14:48 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.87 kPa @ 14:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.1° C @ 14:48 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.5km/h @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

I’m very excited to announce that Alberniweather has been granted access to the special Media portal of Environment Canada.

This means we now have quick access to all the daily records, regional statistics, and immediate notifications that all news organizations receive.

As you can see by the blue highlight, as of this hour, Port Alberni is the cool spot on the Island. (7AM)

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I would like to give a big shout out to Anne McCarthy at Environment Canada in Victoria who suggested Alberniweather be granted this access after I asked her about daily hotspots in BC and how to find them. Turns out, ‘there’s a web app for that’ and now we have access to it.

Anne has been a huge help for me since the first days I started this website. So Anne, if you are reading, thank you!

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As for the weather? Look outside! It’s beautiful!

And it’s not going to let up anytime soon! You might want to watch for a little light frost though in the Valley as we are getting down quite low. On Sept 11 we actually set an unofficial record for the lowest minimum at 2C for that day since 1999 when we hit it was 5.4C.

Hope all of you can get some time out to enjoy this last shot of summer.

Our normal precipitation for August and September is 41mm and 65mm respectively. The station at the Airport only received 8.4mm in August and only 1mm up to Sept 9! (Sept 7/8 are missing). I got a downpour on Sept 10 but that still only captured another 1.75mm so We have had an exceptionally dry couple of months.