Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

Please be Fire Safe.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 16 July 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Rain beginning near midnight. Low 14. Wednesday: Rain ending late in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Becoming windy near noon. High 22. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Low 12. Thursday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 19. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 8. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 10. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 25. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Clear. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 24.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    23.1° C
    -0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.3 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 10 km/h
    gusting 26 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    23.1° C
    Heat Index
    23.1° C
    Dewpoint
    12.9° C
    UV
    1.4
    Solar
    214 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:05:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    0.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    0.0 mm since
    July 15, 2019 00:07
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Full (100% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    24.6° C @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day Low
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 17:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    15.5° C @ 02:27 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    24.6° C @ 13:36 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 19km/h @ 17:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1194W/m2 @ 13:30 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.5 @ 12:43 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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