Tue. Jan 28th, 2020

New Years and Polar Bear Swim Forecast!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Tuesday 28 January 2020 - Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of drizzle. High 8. Tuesday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this evening. Rain beginning late this evening. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain ending in the morning then clearing. High 8. UV index 1 or low. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Thursday: Rain. High 7. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 4. Friday: Rain. High 9. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High plus 5. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 2. Monday: Cloudy. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.9° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.47 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.9° C
    Heat Index
    2.9° C
    Dewpoint
    2.7° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    118 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:50:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    2.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    285.2 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:20
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (14% full)
    Civil Set
    17:44
    Day Length
    12:32:07
    Day High
    4.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 07:37 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    2.8mm/hr @ 00:44 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.47 kPa @ 09:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.84 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.4° C @ 07:37 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    4.1° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0km/h @ 03:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    123W/m2 @ 09:49 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.5 @ 09:23 Tdy.

Here it is! The forecast for the first Annual Port Alberni Polar Bear Swim at the new beach.

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The official entry form is at the bottom of the page!

#1: It shouldn’t rain. We should still be between rains, with some scattered showers possible (but unlikely) on New Years Eve and more serious showers slated for the night of January 1st.

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#2: As we can see below, it might be reasonably warm though likely foggy… if it’s foggy, expect it to be below 5C. If it clears, it might get up to around 8C. It won’t make the water feel that much warmer, but at least it won’t be below zero!

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Here is a prediction of cloud cover… showing it *should* be reasonably clear or partly cloudy. Might make for decent pictures of the crazy people in the water!

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It should be fun! If you’re wondering how to get to the new beach, just go to the very end of 3rd Avenue just past Ship Creek Road. There is a fork to the right with a big gate on it… That gate should be open of course before the event starts at Noon, hopefully they have some balloons or something!

Entry Form Here