Continuing mild but mostly nice

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday night: Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 18. UV index 5 or moderate. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. 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
    14.7° C
    -0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NNE 0.9 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    45 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.7° C
    Heat Index
    14.7° C
    Dewpoint
    2.9° C
    UV
    0.2
    Solar
    63 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:35:00 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 (52% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    16.3° C @ 15:04 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
    102.72 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.3° C @ 15:04 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.4km/h @ 16:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    914W/m2 @ 13:31 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 13:07 Tdy.

We should continue with the pattern of the last few days. Fog will greet us each morning followed by mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and highs in the low-20 to mid-20s. The weekend is actually forecast to be cloudy, but there shouldn’t be any rain associated with that and I expect that we’ll get more sun than they are giving us credit for in the forecast.

It’s been a very sort of ho-hum summer hasn’t it? This is certainly the most mild summer I’ve recorded since the first one I was here in 2006.

I’ve added some links under the Almanac section.

  1. 1: “Daily Trends” takes you to a listing of automatically generated files for each day. Just find the date you’re looking for (today will always be at the bottom) and it gives you the conditions at 5 minute intervals throughout the day.
  2. 2: “NOAA Reports” can now be accessed by going to the Monthly and Yearly Almanacs. These give you summaries of the months and years, including average temperatures, wind speeds, etc.

If you look at the mean temperatures for July in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 you’ll see the mean temperature I recorded was between 18.5 and 20.5C for the month. July 2011 had a mean temperature of only 16.4C!

Thankfully, August has been our saviour. The mean temperatures in the past have been between 17C and 18.5C … so far we have had a mean temperature of 17.6C. So not out of the ordinary.

Here’s yesterdays timelapse. (When you hit play, click on where it says “360p” and switch it to “720p” for the HD version.

A Request: If you or someone you know has a Canon, Sony, Agfa, Kodak or Olympus point-and-shoot camera (Not-DSLR) that is at least 7 megapixel please let me know if you’d mind me borrowing it for a couple days. I am trying to test a bunch of cameras to use as a setup for a new webcam. The one I have now isn’t permanent unfortunately, but I just can’t bear to go back to the old one! You can email me, or leave a comment here or message me on Facebook or leave a message at 723-0889.

Thanks!