September 21, 2020

Please be Fire Safe.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Monday 21 September 2020 - Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 19. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: A few showers ending overnight then cloudy. Low 12. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. Periods of rain beginning in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Tuesday night: Rain. Low 12. Wednesday: Rain. High 17. Wednesday night: Showers. Low 11. Thursday: Showers. High 18. Thursday night: Showers. Low 11. Friday: Rain. High 16. Friday night: Rain. Low 12. Saturday: Rain. High 16. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 17.

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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