Heat backs off but summer continues. Extreme Fire Danger

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 24 May 2018 - Thursday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Friday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness overnight. Fog patches overnight. Low 8. Saturday: Sunny. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Sunday night: Clear. Low 10. Monday: Sunny. High 30. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 22. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 9. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.8° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.55 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 21.5 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    21.8° C
    Heat Index
    21.8° C
    Dewpoint
    11.8° C
    UV
    4.2
    Solar
    829 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:10:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:43
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (79% full)
    Civil Set
    21:49
    Day Length
    13:16:04
    Day High
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.71 kPa @ 10:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.2° C @ 06:10 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    22.1° C @ 15:02 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21.5km/h @ 16:10 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    990W/m2 @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.9 @ 13:08 Tdy.

A great run of weather is going to continue into BC Day Long Weekend.

By the end of today (Friday) we will have been over 30°C six days in a row.  The highs were closer to the UWash model thankfully than the EC forecast earlier in the week so we didnt get up to 36°C as was originally in the forecast.  We won’t be setting any records today either.  The record for today (the 29th) is 40°C. Ouch!

UWash has us getting up to 33°C this afternoon.

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Saturday will cool off considerably.

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It will still be nice and sunny though.

A bit of a change will happen on Monday when we might see some showers or thundershowers in the afternoon particularly on the East side of the island,

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This is a concern because today we are predicted to shift to an Extreme fire danger rating. (beaver creek)

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You can see in the listing there (this is the coastal fire centre) that the majority of stations have gone up one or two ratings since the 24th.

The cooler weather will be good but the lack of rain and potential lightning will not be.  So please stay safe out there and if you have a campfire make sure it is completely out.  We might have a campfire ban next week. We’ll see.

Have a great long weekend! 🙂