March 30, 2020

Oops! No Forecast!

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 30 March 2020 - Monday: Showers ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Windy early this morning. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Showers. High 8. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Showers. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Sunny. High 11. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 8. Thursday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 13. Friday night: Clear. Low zero. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 10. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.7° C
    0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 8 km/h
    gusting 14 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.7° C
    Heat Index
    4.7° C
    Dewpoint
    3.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 7:00:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    14.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    34.3 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:26
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (32% full)
    Civil Set
    20:21
    Day Length
    13:23:27
    Day High
    5.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.3° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    13.0mm/hr @ 02:45 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.04 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.58 kPa @ 02:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.1° C @ 06:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 24km/h @ 06:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

It looks like Environment Canada has updated their webpages! Nice update actually.. but that’s why there is no forecast at the bottom of this box like there should be this morning. I’ll have to revamp my grabber code to get the text forecast from a different source. It might take me a few days. In the meantime, the direct link still works.

Still mighty cold out there! And it looks like we might be getting some snow in the next couple days! Saturday is calling for real snowfall.

Update: Forecast is back.. let me know if you see anything funky but it seems to be working well. They didn’t change too much thankfully, just the URL and a bit of the preamble.

6 thoughts on “Oops! No Forecast!

  1. They have a text only link at the bottom of the page. The new look is nice for sure. I didn’t like that fact that the page wouldn’t refresh from 9am – 11:30am this morning. Also, they don’t have the updated time…good thing I know the reg times they update but sometimes if weather permitting, they update at odd times. Maybe these are just glitchs they’ll work out. Anyway, the link is http://text.www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/forecast/city_e.html?bc-46&unit=m for text only.

  2. Thanks Deb. Ya the new look is cool.. it makes me nervous though what else they might have changed… but we’ll see over the next few days I guess. I’m mainly hoping they haven’t changed how they display their warnings.. before it was really sweet cuz the warning just sort of popped up automatically on their page. I didn’t have to do anything. 🙂 Hopefully that continues and I don’t have to be less lazy 🙂

  3. Yeah, I’ve been checking it out a bit more…the updated time is on the text version. So I’ll just have to click once more or read yours 🙂 I notice on the text version they have the temp’s in point like yours…they are pretty close today…they are usually colder but yours is 2.6C and theirs is 2.3C. I checked the warnings by clicking on Sandspit…working fine 🙂

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