Good luck Friday the 13th. Rain today but a Valentine’s Day break and springlike week ahead.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 July 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 33. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 32. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 28. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    19.8° C
    -2.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.2 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    61 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    19.8° C
    Heat Index
    19.8° C
    Dewpoint
    12.1° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 21:50:00 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
    04:56
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (74% full)
    Civil Set
    21:54
    Day Length
    13:25:39
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.2 kPa @ 21:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.95 kPa @ 03:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.3° C @ 06:21 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.3° C @ 15:19 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 17.4km/h @ 18:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1062W/m2 @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.1 @ 13:26 Tdy.

The rain will return later this morning and intensify through the day with the heaviest amounts around 4PM.

The good news is that the models have it moving away by around 8PM.

The front will move down the island and to Vancouver overnight.
The front will move down the island and to Vancouver overnight.

Here comes the good news:

Sunny Valentine?
Sunny Valentine?

Notice the very bottom of the picture with the grey shaded areas?  After the rain clears, the clouds will too.

Here is a closeup for Saturday and Sunday.

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It looks like fog is likely in the morning Saturday but should clear up around noon.  A sunny Saturday Valentines Day? Seems incredible to consider, but we can hope!

It will also stay warm with temperatures reaching 10°C or better.  In fact next week the models are approaching 20°C along parts of the BC and Washington coasts.

Pink is over 70°F, 20°C
Pink is over 70°F, 20°C

it’s February. My budding bushes and daffodils will like this.

Meanwhile. The other side of North America is bone cold and buried in snow.  What is going on?

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