September 23, 2020

More rain and wind on the way

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 22 September 2020 - Tuesday night: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Becoming windy late in the morning. High 19. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy early in the evening. Low 12. Thursday: Rain. High 16. Thursday night: Rain. Low 8. Friday: Showers. High 16. Friday night: Rain. Low 12. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 19. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 19.

The line of systems keeps on coming. You can see our future weather pretty clearly on this forecast shot. Five separate systems stretching all the way up into the Bering Sea, all forecast to swoop down and across and onto us.

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First though, we will dry out a bit today (Friday) as we wait for the next vigorous system to come in on Saturday afternoon.

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There will be rain with this system, but the story is likely to be the winds. If you are planning on taking a ferry Saturday night or Sunday morning you might want to be prepared for delays.

A deep (97.7kPa) low will cross the north island and will bring very widespread strong winds gusting over 65-70knots (100+kph) on the exposed west coast of Vancouver Island and Washington State.

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These strong gusting winds will spread to Georgia strait, likely in the 40-50knot range. Enough to cause the ferries some uncomfortable crossings or cancellations. As with any strong wind event, power outages are likely, especially on the West and East coast of the Island.

We will get a brief break early Sunday morning and then another punch of rain will coming through Sunday around noon.

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So get ready for a wet and wild weekend.