Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Blogging from the bus, it must be summer

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 16 July 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Low 14. Wednesday: Rain ending late in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Becoming windy near noon. High 22. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 8. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    22.4° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    101.29 kPa
    S 14 km/h
    gusting 26 km/h
    55 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.4° C
    Heat Index
    22.4° C
    12.9° C
    197 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:20:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
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    Day Length
    Day High
    24.6° C @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.6° C @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 19km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1194W/m2 @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.5 @ 12:43 Tdy.

Today is going to be beautiful. Tomorrow is going to be beautiful. Saturday, well, not perfect.

We’re going to get a little cloud roll in for Saturday and Sunday and it will cool the temperatures down some. But the good news remains. The chance of rain over the long weekend remains low and I’d say there is a lot of upside to the forecast so you might just end up with a really great weather picture if you’re doing any camping.

I’m blogging using my new ipad2 as I sit on the city bus to VIU. It’s pretty freaking awesome actually. 🙂


I know you guys have been wanting some details on the long range forecast into summer.

I’ve been checking on the long range stuff and my feeling is this:

Were going to dry out first. Possibly as soon as this weekend and it will last through August. June can be a crap shoot and even downright miserable, but I think in the main we will end up with a reasonably dry June.

Most forecasters have been predicting below normal temperatures for the extreme west coast of BC. This is where I’m going to go out on a limb and say I think we’ll have average to even above average temperatures. There is only a very fine line in the forecasts between the Interior where it is slated to be extremely dry with above normal temps… and us, with cooler temps. I think we will be getting a lot more of the hot dry air spilling out of the Interior than thy anticipate. And that likely also means a smokey summer if the fires in Alberta are any indication of what is ahead.

Hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll try to blog again tomorrow.

5 thoughts on “Blogging from the bus, it must be summer

  1. Current forecast says rain on Sat/Sun?!?!?! WTF?!? I’m going camping Friday, I don’t need no stinkin’ rain spoiling it! But, it’s been nice in Ukee the past few days, even got the lawn mowed for the 1st time this year.

  2. Well Chris, you said it here first, but I was thinking the same thing about the summer forecast after reading it on Accuweather.  If the drier than normal prediction comes true, then I really doubt if it will be cooler than normal.  I think that once we get a good steady high pressure bubble over us, say by mid-July at the latest, we should get at least normal temperatures.  Wow – we cracked 20C today!

  3. What happened to the sunny weekend? Now it is cloudy with showers all long weekend!! No wonder people get frustrated with the weatherman. 

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