Sat. May 25th, 2019

How hot will it get on the Weekend?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Saturday 25 May 2019 - Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this morning and early this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Saturday night: Clearing this evening. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 29. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 27. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 25. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: Sunny. High 22. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    13.1° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.18 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    Humidity
    80 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    13.1° C
    Heat Index
    13.1° C
    Dewpoint
    9.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    28 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:42
    Moon Phase
    Last quarter (61% full)
    Civil Set
    21:50
    Day Length
    13:16:10
    Day High
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.1° C @ 05:53 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.34 kPa @ 01:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.18 kPa @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.1° C @ 05:53 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    15.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 8.1km/h @ 00:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    28W/m2 @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Will it hit 25C and 26C on Sunday and Monday as predicted? Or are we just wishful thinkers? Or maybe we’re going to hit 30C as forecast for Kelowna and other Interior regions of BC.

A couple brave souls (Linda and Phil) have submitted guesses in the Summer Heat Contest for Sunday! Do they have a shot!?

In the records for the various Port Alberni stations, 1939 and 1973 stand out as the record years for all of the stations.

Beaver Creek and Port Alberni (at Eighth Ave. Elementary) hit 31.1C on May 13, 1939. They are the overall record holders for the day.

In the “modern” period (after 1950) 1973 is the year of record with stations at Robertson Creek Hatchery and McCoy Lake hitting 30.6C and Lupsi Cupsi Point (now Catalyst Paper) and “Port Alberni – A” at the old Somass River Airport setting records of 28.9 and 28.3C respectively for that day.

So Linda and Phil, if we break out of the forecast in a big way and challenge 30C not only will one of you win a prize, but you’ll have done it on a possibly record-breaking temperature! Cool!