— Alberni Weather (@alberniweather) August 18, 2016
Well, if it’s going to be stupid hot then we might as well have some fun with it. So here’s a poll!
August Weekend Heat! How Hot Will It Get? (Rounded to nearest degree)
- Above 36ºC (33%, 21 Votes)
- 36ºC (30%, 19 Votes)
- 35ºC (25%, 16 Votes)
- 34ºC (8%, 5 Votes)
- Below 33ºC (3%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 63
Pick the hottest you think it will get at Alberniweather between Thursday and Sunday. Click through to see the predictions from a number of places.
It’s going to be a beautiful day!
Here are the forecasts from the various models and forecast services.
- Service : Thursday : Friday : Saturday : Sunday
- EC: 34 : 35 : 34 : 24
- UWash (average): 34 : 34 : 32 : 21
- CanGemLam: 27 : 28 : — : — : —
- CanGemReg: 28 : 30 : — : — : —
- CanGEPS: 24 : 25 : 23 : 20
- USHRRR: 36 : — : — : — : —
- USRAP: 34 : — : — : — : —
- USNAM: 28 : 30 : 29 : 22
- USSREF: 27 : 27 : 27 : 24
- USGFS: 30 : 32 : 32 : 25
Fire danger creeps up across province.
Here are three fire danger images that show the progression over the past 7 days. We should see more extreme areas pop up today and tomorrow. Be safe out there.
And finally, here is the Special Weather statement from EC. Take care out there. Stay hydrated.
Issued at 2016-08-18 05:12 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement continued for:
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Prolonged Hot Weather
Maximum temperatures will approach record values of about 35 degrees in some inland locations Thursday as a strong ridge of high pressure builds along the coast. A slight sea-breeze will cap temperatures near the straits at about 25 degrees.
Winds will gradually shift to onshore Friday, reducing temperatures by a few degrees. Regardless, higher than average temperatures will persist through the weekend.
Coping with the heat:
There are many symptoms of heat-related illness including thirst,
dizziness, confusion, weakness and fainting/collapsing. Medical
Health Officers are reminding residents to protect themselves from
1. Stay cool: Spend several hours every day in an air-conditioned facility. Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.
2. Drink plenty of water: Drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages (preferably water) irrespective of your activity intake. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
3. Check in on others: People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness. Check regularly on older people, those with mental illness and anyone else is unable to leave their un-air conditioned homes, for signs of heat-related illness.
4. Never leave children or pets in a parked car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels within minutes in an enclosed vehicle when the outside temperatures are elevated. Leaving the car windows slightly open or “cracked” will not keep the inside of the vehicle at a safe temperature.