Tue. Oct 16th, 2018

Chance of Thunder continues. Watch for downpours.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Tuesday 16 October 2018 - Tuesday: Sunny. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches developing early in the morning and dissipating late in the morning. High 18. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.8° C
    2.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.51 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    WNW 0.0 km/h
    gusting 1.6 km/h
    Humidity
    58 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.8° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    Dewpoint
    10.4° C
    UV
    2.3
    Solar
    610 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:15:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:08
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (52% full)
    Civil Set
    18:59
    Day Length
    13:04:42
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.81 kPa @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.51 kPa @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 14:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    621W/m2 @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:37 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! 🙂