Wed. Jun 26th, 2019

Interesting (showery/stormy?) couple days, then good conditions for AC/DC Saturday

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 26 June 2019 - Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Rain beginning before morning. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 11. Thursday: Rain. High 14. UV index 2 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Friday: Cloudy. High 20. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 23. Saturday night: Clear. Low 10. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22.

  • Current Conditions
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    gusting 6.4 km/h
    69 %
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    16.9° C
    Heat Index
    16.9° C
    11.2° C
    729 W/m2
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    16.9° C @ 09:54 Tdy.
    Day Low
    10.0° C @ 05:44 Tdy.
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    101.29 kPa @ 06:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.21 kPa @ 03:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    10.0° C @ 05:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    16.9° C @ 09:54 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.6km/h @ 01:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    761W/m2 @ 09:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.2 @ 09:49 Tdy.

Update: 2PM

The first storm cell has moved through and there hasn’t been any more lightning detected on the Island but another couple cells look to be moving up from the Cowichan/Nanaimo areas along the same lines.  Expect more showers in the next hour or so.

2PM Storm line

Update: 1PM
Lightning detected in past few minutes along Mt. Arrowmith and nearby mountain ranges.  Most recently near Cameron Lake.  Watch for heavy rain showers if you are driving Highway 4.
1PM Lightning Detection

June is always an interesting month of transition. It’s usually cooler and wetter than it seems to have been. The next couple of days will remind you what June is often like.


Thursday we should cloud over and by afternoon there will be a threat of thundershowers. On Friday a system will move through that will generally affect the South and East Island more than us. On Saturday we should see some breaks in the cloud in the morning but the winds will pick up in the afternoon for the AC/DC paddle boarding event at China Creek and Canal Beach. More serious rain will come on Sunday afternoon.

As you can see above, by 2PM this afternoon, rain will begin gathering at higher elevations around the central Island. These pockets of showers should provide some rainbows and are likely to move through town a little bit as well though actual accumulating rainfall will be unlikely.

Friday morning:

Scattered showers will blossom into all-out rain in southern regions of the Island on Friday morning. It appears as though we will miss this in the Valley. Victoria will get some significant rainfall. The tables turn! 😉

Friday afternoon:
Another bout of mountain instability will move through the higher reaches in the afternoon Friday but looks less intense than today.

Saturday’s AC/DC forecast:
Winds at 2PM look to be ~15knot

The afternoon winds look to be forecast to kick up as normal and expected for the inaugural Alberni Canal Downwind Challenge standup paddleboarding event.

Cloudy afternoon but pleasant:

It won’t be full sunny and 25°C but it also won’t be raining at 15°C :). The cloud and wind will keep things cool to around 20°C but no worries for any rain.

Sunday: The Blob.


Sunday is looking a little more serious. By late afternoon and evening the island will be draped in rain showers. It should move through and be done by Monday.

For the most part though, it should be a perfectly pleasant final weekend of spring.

That will be it for me this week! I’m headed to the Interior, hoping for a thunderstorm, will post if anything fun pops up. Have a great weekend!