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 Sunday 22 July 2018 - Sunday: Sunny. High 31. Humidex 33. UV index 8 or very high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 32. Humidex 33. Monday night: Clear. Low 13. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 35. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 34. Thursday night: Clear. Low 14. Friday: Sunny. High 29. Friday night: Clear. Low 15. Saturday: Sunny. High 29.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.8° C
    2.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.38 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    83 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.8° C
    Heat Index
    14.8° C
    Dewpoint
    11.9° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    120 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:35:00 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
    04:57
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (77% full)
    Civil Set
    21:52
    Day Length
    13:25:41
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.4° C @ 06:05 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.38 kPa @ 07:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.3 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.4° C @ 06:05 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    127W/m2 @ 07:35 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.6 @ 07:25 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!