Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Full $55,000 Salmon Derby/Festival Labour Day Weekend Forecast – Campfires a Go

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Thursday 17 January 2019 - Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Rain. High 6. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Monday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 3. Tuesday: Rain. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    4.2° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    99.7 kPa
    NW 4.8 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    98 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    4.2° C
    Heat Index
    4.2° C
    3.9° C
    22 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:45:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (83% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    1.8mm/hr @ 03:25 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.69 kPa @ 08:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.7° C @ 06:41 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.9km/h @ 06:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    25W/m2 @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Campfire ban lifted across Vancouver Island.

The BC Wildfire service has removed all remaining bans on campfires.  The City of Port Alberni has also lifted their campfire ban within city limits.  Rules around sizes and composition still apply in the city so if you are not sure check the website (Fire Control Bylaw 4876 and 4906) or give the firehall a call anytime (250-724-1351).

The provincial fire picture looks a lot different from one month ago! Here was July 31st:


And here is Sept 1st.


Please still be careful out in the bush as there will still be some pockets of dry fuel especially just below the surface but in all, it looks like the fire season is done.

45th Annual Salmon Festival and Derby Forecast!

The Derby begins Saturday morning.  Head to for all the info.

Anglers will be vying for 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place prizes of $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000 each day Saturday, Sunday and Monday and the largest fish of the weekend will get a bonus of $5,000 for a total of $10,000 for that lucky person!

Friday Night Fireworks

It will be chilly but it should stay dry for the fireworks tonight.  They are at dusk on Victoria Quay.

Saturday Outlook

Port Alberni: Mainly cool and dry with just slightest chance of drizzle in the morning.  Highs to 20 or slightly above.

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Barkley Sound: Drizzle most of the day but especially in the morning and calm variable winds changing to NW winds in the afternoon.

Sunday Outlook

Port Alberni and Barkley Sound: Dry and warmest day of the weekend.  Hopefully some sunny patches.


Monday Outlook

Port Alberni and Barkley Sound: Dry but a little cooler than Sunday.


In all, it should be good fishing weather and the salmon bake, bullhead derby and bands and beer garden at the Festival at Clutesi Marina in Port Alberni should stay pretty dry and pleasant all weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone. Stay safe and smart and tight lines!