Mon. Mar 25th, 2019

Please be Fire Safe.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Monday 25 March 2019 - Monday: Increasing cloudiness. 40 percent chance of showers late this afternoon. High 13. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Showers ending in the afternoon then cloudy. Risk of thunderstorms in the morning and early in the afternoon. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High 9. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Sunny. High 17. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Thursday: Sunny. High 16. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Friday: Sunny. High 15. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Saturday: Sunny. High 14. Saturday night: Clear. Low plus 4. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.2° C
    1.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.26 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 1.6 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    72 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.2° C
    Heat Index
    12.2° C
    Dewpoint
    7.3° C
    UV
    2.1
    Solar
    425 W/m2
    Last Updated: 13:25:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:38
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (73% full)
    Civil Set
    20:12
    Day Length
    13:25:10
    Day High
    12.2° C @ 13:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.3° C @ 05:26 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.08 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.26 kPa @ 13:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    0.5° C @ 08:58 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    12.2° C @ 13:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 9.7km/h @ 11:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    526W/m2 @ 13:02 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.3 @ 12:55 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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