How hot will it get on the Weekend?

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 23 April 2018 - Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. High 20. UV index 4 or moderate. Tuesday night: Clearing in the evening. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 8. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.8° C
    -1.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.5 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    75 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    6.8° C
    Heat Index
    6.8° C
    Dewpoint
    2.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:15:00 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
    05:34
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (66% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:17:17
    Day High
    8.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    6.8° C @ 01:12 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.51 kPa @ 00:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102.49 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    6.8° C @ 01:12 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.2° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 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!