Updated: Heat continues until Thursday. Possible record today. Extreme Fire Danger predicted Monday

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Update 12PM: Special Weather Statement issued.

11:43 AM PDT Saturday 12 July 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

Inland Vancouver Island
Hot weather to peak Sunday…

The highest temperatures of the current hot spell are expected today and Sunday for coastal B.C. afternoon maximums will approach or exceed 32 degrees inland and away from the cooling influence of the ocean. In the Alberni and Pemberton valleys, temperatures will reach the mid to upper 30’s today and Sunday.

The warm weather will continue through Wednesday with afternoon temperatures ranging from the mid 20’s to near 30 degrees.

Isolated thunderstorms are also possible Sunday evening as an upper disturbance moves northwards from Washington state.

Hot, dry weather can lead to higher fire risk. Please see the B.C. wildfire management branch website at bcwildfire.Ca for more details and fire safety tips.

Tweet your significant weather updates using the #bcstorm hashtag.

This bulletin will be updated at 11AM Sunday.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

Original post:

There isn’t much to say except that it’s going to be hot.

It is clear and the heat is already building.
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We got up to 34.6°C at Alberniweather yesterday and the same at the Airport. The record for the day was 36.8°C.

Today though we look ready to set a new short term record. I will check the long term records as well and update.
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Both EC and UWash indicate we should do better than 32. We should get up to 34°C.

EC says to expect pretty much the same all the way through the week. UWash says Sunday will be the hottest and it will moderate a little Monday but it will still be 30 or better right through Wednesday.

Finally, the BC Forest Service says the fire danger will reach Extreme on Monday. Please be careful anywhere in the woods. It is very dry.

I will post the summary for June today or tomorrow and I believe it will show that dryness.

One Reply to “Updated: Heat continues until Thursday. Possible record today. Extreme Fire Danger predicted Monday”

  1. As a person who lives in the interior, it is amazing to me how hot Port Alberni gets relative to everyone else on the coast! Four days in a row above 34 is quite impressive. Not as impressive as Ashcroft’s Four days in a row above 40, but then again maybe it is because Ashcroft isn’t exactly coastal.

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