Tue. Oct 16th, 2018

Heat backs off but summer continues. Extreme Fire Danger

  • 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
    16.1° C
    2.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    65 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    16.1° C
    Heat Index
    16.1° C
    Dewpoint
    9.5° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    612 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:15:00 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 (51% full)
    Civil Set
    18:59
    Day Length
    13:04:42
    Day High
    16.1° C @ 13:14 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
    102.6 kPa @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.1° C @ 05:47 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.1° C @ 13:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    615W/m2 @ 13:12 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 12:37 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! 🙂