New Years and Polar Bear Swim Forecast!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 21 May 2018 - Monday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing near noon. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 28. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 26. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Sunday: Cloudy. High 18.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    9.9° C
    0.0 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.86 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    91 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    9.9° C
    Heat Index
    9.9° C
    Dewpoint
    8.5° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    8 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:00:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:47
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (43% full)
    Civil Set
    21:45
    Day Length
    13:15:49
    Day High
    10.5° C @ 00:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    9.7° C @ 02:09 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.87 kPa @ 02:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    9.7° C @ 02:09 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.5° C @ 00:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.1km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    9W/m2 @ 05:58 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 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