Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Chance of Thunder continues. Watch for downpours.

  • 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
    Temperature
    22.8° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.3 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 13 km/h
    gusting 27 km/h
    Humidity
    54 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.8° C
    Heat Index
    22.8° C
    Dewpoint
    13.0° C
    UV
    1.3
    Solar
    190 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:10:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    No Qualifying Rainfall mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    24.6° C @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 17:44 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.

We had some nice lightshows Sunday evening but nothing very close to town.

The same will probably be true this morning and through the day as there is activity left over all around the Island. The strongest activity is predicted to last through the morning through about 2PM as you can see in the series below.  The thunderstorms will be coming in from Georgia Strait into the Nanaimo area.

Here predictions for 8AM and 11AM Monday.
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There is a pretty strong thunderstorm cell around Lantzville predicted in the 11AM  picture. Nothing much near Port Alberni.

The rain activity will be a little more widespread.

Here are the days images from 8AM to 5PM. You can see the rains building over Georgia straight now and then spreading.  Note the pockets of blue where downpours are expected.

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The radar currently shows most of the activity is still to the north toward Courtenay/Comox and Texada but we will keep an eye on that through the day.

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There hasn’t been any lightning recently in the area.  It should pick up in the next couple hours though.  You can click the image to go to the EC Lightning tracker.

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The first half of the week should stay a little cool and a chance of showers will remain but by Thursday we should be back to summer weather.

HAPPY MONDAY! 🙂