Big rain Thursday. But good news long weekend!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 May 2018 - Thursday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Friday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 30. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 22. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.8° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 21.5 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.8° C
    Heat Index
    21.8° C
    Dewpoint
    11.8° C
    UV
    4.2
    Solar
    829 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:10:00 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
    04:43
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (79% full)
    Civil Set
    21:49
    Day Length
    13:16:04
    Day High
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 10:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21.5km/h @ 16:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    990W/m2 @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:08 Tdy.

We’ve had almost 11mm of rain in the past 24hrs and we are going to get a whole lot more before the end of the work week.

But before you think that this month has been abnormally wet, that’s just your summer wishful thinking kicking in. So far we have received 37mm of rain in August. The normal rainfall for Port Alberni (Robertson Creek Hatchery) is 50mm.

I think it’s just that our Augusts have been so dry over the past few years that we’ve forgotten that late August especially often brings rain.

We should definitely reach that normal mark if the forecast for the next couple days pans out.

After a bit of a rest through Wednesday, the rain should return by 8PM or so.

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But that’s just the warmup. Thursday will bring major rainfall starting in the late morning and lasting clear through to Midnight Friday.

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Orange is 2mm of rainfall per hour.

But then the good news:

Fear not, there is a bright side to all of this.

#1 BCwildfire.ca has lifted the campfire ban for Coastal BC.

#2 It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! There might be some fog lingering in the mornings, but it should clear up and be beautiful Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Labour Day Weekend!

So to all of you going out to fish in the World Famous Port Alberni Salmon Derby and Festival, good luck! It’s going to be a great weekend to be on the water.