Heatwave is over, comparing to Russia and Go Fishin’ Port Alberni!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 - Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers late this afternoon with risk of thunderstorms. High 31. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening with risk of thunderstorms. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.0° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.52 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.0° C
    Heat Index
    15.0° C
    Dewpoint
    13.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    37 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:25:00 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
    04:28
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (51% full)
    Civil Set
    22:12
    Day Length
    13:20:51
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.8° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.55 kPa @ 03:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 05:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.8° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.3km/h @ 00:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    39W/m2 @ 06:22 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Looks like Port Alberni set a few records this past weekend. We were the hotspot in Canada on Sunday. Good stuff! 🙂

There were lots of records broken, and many records were broken by a degree or two or more, which is always a significant event. And for us in particular, our old record was 31C, and we hit 36C on Sunday, so that’s a major break. Compared though to what much of Russia has been experiencing, we were far from the worst off. Moscow hit highs above 30C for 30 straight days.. and many of those days, above 35C and hitting 40C a number of days, which is 20C above normal…. a phenomenally exceptional heat wave. A similar heat wave here would have seen temperatures no less than 36C for 30 days straight and peaking at 46C!! I’ve been in 49-50C heat in Australia… there is a reason they literally live in caves in the desert.

Anyway. That stuff is now over thankfully, though the damage is done. We have major fires to deal with here in BC, and they’re talking about spending $1 Billion to flood the burning peat bogs in Russia.

In happier news:

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