Sun. Sep 23rd, 2018

Please be Fire Safe.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 22 September 2018 - Saturday night: Showers ending late this evening then mainly cloudy. Low 10. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 20. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 9. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.1° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.59 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 1.8 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    1.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.1° C
    Heat Index
    12.1° C
    Dewpoint
    11.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:55:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    20.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:33
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    19:49
    Day Length
    13:11:49
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.1° C @ 23:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    24.9mm/hr @ 15:22 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.6 kPa @ 23:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.68 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.1° C @ 23:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 12:29 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.1km/h @ 10:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1121W/m2 @ 12:27 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 12:24 Tdy.

With us heading officially into “heat wave” territory by Sunday (5 days with temps 5 degrees above normal) the fire risk will be increasing sharply.

So just a reminder for anyone out there to please, keep your campfires small and have lots of water on hand to douse it when you’re done.

According to the Ministry of Forests Map below, the current Fire Rating is High for most of Vancouver Island. There is also a pocket of Extreme here in the Alberni Valley and near Duncan.

Fire Danger

High: Fire hazard is serious. Extreme caution must be used in any forest activities. Burning permits and industrial activities may be restricted.

Extreme: Extremely high fire hazard. General forest activities may be restricted, including burning permits, industrial activities and campfires.

Our Humidity has also been quite low, around 25%. Here is the full “Fire Weather” website.

Finally, you can see the official fire ratings here. Our region is under “Beaver Creek”. (the fire base is near the Airport). According to that table, it only took 3 days for the fire rating to go from Moderate to Extreme.


By Sunday, according to their forecast, it looks like the majority of the Province will be in Extreme fire conditions.

2 thoughts on “Please be Fire Safe.

  1. I want to know how fast that wind was that came through in the opposite direction at about 3pm today! That was awesome! Blew open the door on our store! Never seen that before!!! We’re down at Victoria Quay (NOT Harbour Quay)

  2. i don’t see anything of note in my records for Monday but it was coming nearly out of the West it looks like at about 30kph, so a strange direction could certainly do strange things like blow open doors, and you might ahve gotten a bigger gust as I’m a little more protected from the West and North than Victoria Quay would be.

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