Fri. Sep 21st, 2018

Here comes the sun!

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:44 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 21 September 2018 - Friday night: Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 15. UV index 2 or low. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Sunday night: Clear. Low 6. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Clear. Low 6. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 8. Wednesday: Sunny. High 21. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.3° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.82 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    1.3 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.3° C
    Heat Index
    15.3° C
    Dewpoint
    14.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    12 W/m2
    Last Updated: 16:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    16.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:31
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (91% full)
    Civil Set
    19:51
    Day Length
    13:12:10
    Day High
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    18.3mm/hr @ 00:08 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.5 kPa @ 00:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.82 kPa @ 15:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.6° C @ 06:51 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.9° C @ 10:50 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 22.7km/h @ 12:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 10:13 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:49 Tdy.

It’s going to be a fantastic weekend. This morning’s clouds and light rain will clear this afternoon and we should get up to around 15° C.

On Saturday and Sunday though it’s going to be really great. So great in fact that Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement alerting us to just how great it will be (and also how it will come to a quick end on Monday with showers).

The clear skies at night (perfect for checking out a very bright Mars!) will mean temperatures will be cool so the mornings will start with probably some low cloud until around 11AM or Noon. Then it will burn off and heat up.

Saturday should top out over 15°C.
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Sunday should approach 18-19°C.

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The normal high for this time of year is around 14°C.

Enjoy your weekend!

P.S. I just looked up Environment Canada’s criteria for Special Weather Statements. I’ve bolded what would likely be their justification. Basically, just because it is a pleasant forecast, doesn’t mean it isn’t somewhat unusual or ‘not so common’.

Ultimately, Special Weather Statements are intended to advise the media and the public of not so common, inconvenient, or unusual weather conditions, or for the longer term potential development of hazardous weather conditions.