Saturday Update: No more rain! (Hot today. Cool and wet Friday Weekend)

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this morning. High 21. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.8° C
    0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.62 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 6.5 km/h
    gusting 12.9 km/h
    Humidity
    81 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.8° C
    Heat Index
    12.8° C
    Dewpoint
    9.7° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    128 W/m2
    Last Updated: 8:45:00 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
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (33% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 08:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.7km/h @ 01:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    141W/m2 @ 08:36 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.8 @ 08:32 Tdy.

Update 10:45 Saturday. The threat of rain has passed for the weekend unless you are on the extreme West Coast. ENJOY!

Soak in the sun today folks. It should get close to 30 degrees if not a bit more. As of tomorrow though, it’s going to switch back to clouds and rain. If you are camping like me, here is the rundown on when to have the tarp ready according to last nights model runs:

The first threat of rain will of course be on the West Coast. It will come in before 3PM Friday. Earlier if you are further North on the Island.

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If you are camping in Port Alberni or on the South Island, the rain should arrive by evening. I will definitely have my tarp set up on Saltspring. The rain should come before 9PM for the South Island and Gulf Islands as we see below.

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We should all get a break in the early morning on Saturday except if you are on the West Coast where it looks like it might only lighten a bit before getting socked with a bunch more before 8AM and last all day Saturday.

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Port Alberni will see rain on Saturday starting before noon, but the South Island and Gulf Islands should stay dry if the system concentrates on points north as predicted.

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It should finally be over by sundown on Saturday night. The 8PM snapshot below shows the Island has dried out by then and there is no more significant rain for Saturday night or Sunday.

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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all look like kinda wet. It might be really really wet… Or it might not be too bad. At this point it is hard to tell, so I will leave it at that.

Get out there and enjoy that sun! πŸ™‚