Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

More rain and wind on the way

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 25 January 2020 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle this evening and after midnight. Rain beginning after midnight. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 3. Sunday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Windy in the morning. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Friday: Periods of rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.4° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.54 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    93 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.4° C
    Heat Index
    8.4° C
    Dewpoint
    7.3° C
    UV
    0.6
    Solar
    122 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:40:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    6.6 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    253.0 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:23
    Moon Phase
    New (1% full)
    Civil Set
    17:39
    Day Length
    12:31:29
    Day High
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.6° C @ 07:29 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    4.3mm/hr @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.56 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.2° C @ 08:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5km/h @ 11:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    494W/m2 @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 12:00 Tdy.

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.