Possible Afternoon Showers and Thunder. Rainy weekend ahead!

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

    Forecast Issued 08:15 AM PDT Friday 20 July 2018 - Friday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early this afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.7° C
    1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.09 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SW 1.3 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    69 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.7° C
    Heat Index
    17.7° C
    Dewpoint
    11.9° C
    UV
    2.5
    Solar
    495 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:40:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.7° C @ 09:37 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    501W/m2 @ 09:39 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.5 @ 09:36 Tdy.

It has been a pretty quiet few months really, so the next few days might seem surprisingly active in comparison.  Click through and check it all out!

Possible Thunderstorm Thursday

Here is the 24hour rainfall map from Thursday 5AM to Friday 5AM.

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You can see rain focused on the Alberni Valley and the East Coast of the Island.  This rainfall, which may include some thunder and lightning should begin around 3PM.  It is forecast to be focused around the Beauforts and Mt. Arrowsmith to start and then gradually expand to the East and West.

There is thunder/lightning also predicted in the models. Below are the images for the Island for 2-5PM and 5-8PM respectively.

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The risk of thunderstorms will go away after sundown and rain will end overnight. There does not appear to be any further risk after today.

Calm Friday

There is a slight chance of rain in the afternoon on Friday but it will be light if there is any at all and it will be focused on the higher elevations.

Rainy Saturday

Hello, what’s this?  It looks like some real rain on Saturday morning!

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Rain is slated to begin before noon on Saturday and last all day and through the evening.

The 24 hour accumulation is going to be between 8 and 16mm with higher amounts in the mountains.  Depending on how strong the rainfall is, it might cause some higher streamflows or at least be a bit of a surprise for places like Dry Creek and Roger Creek which are already quite low.

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It should also melt a good amount of the snow left on the mountain tops.

Sunday will sort of be a mishmash of unsettled weather.  There are indications of a return to some sun and heat next week though.

Happy Thursday!

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