September 23, 2020

More Sun, No Rain. Extreme Fire Danger.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Becoming windy late this morning. High 19. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Windy early this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Showers. Low 11. Friday: Periods of rain. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

We are set for another week of sunshine and hot weather.

The most important part about this weather will be the fire danger. Yesterday was the first day we hit an Extreme fire rating and the forecast from the BC Wildifre website shows we will stay that way for the foreseeable future. (Look here under Beaver Creek).

The Martin Mars water bomber has already been busy in the past couple weeks fighting fires in the Interior and in Powell River.

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Please, if you smoke, put your butts in an ash tray. If you are camping, no campfires unless you are in the fog zone on the West Coast. If you are an ATV or dirt bike enthusiast, or you are out on the logging roads carry some water and watch for sparks catching in the bush.

We are not likely to get any lightning in the next week, so the most likely cause of forest fires is from human activity.

If you see smoke or a fire, call: 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 from a cellular phone.

Here’s last weeks time-lapse!