Pretty good week ahead!

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 21 April 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 15. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Sunny. High 19. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 20. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 21. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    6.3° C
    -1.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.07 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    87 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    6.3° C
    Heat Index
    6.3° C
    Dewpoint
    4.3° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 23:25:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    2.3 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:40
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (43% full)
    Civil Set
    20:56
    Day Length
    13:17:51
    Day High
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 03:15 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.3mm/hr @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 22:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.62 kPa @ 00:15 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.7° C @ 05:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.7° C @ 16:52 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 21.6km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1187W/m2 @ 12:01 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.2 @ 13:39 Tdy.

This mornings fog and clouds and chance for rain should burn off by noon. There will be a bit of fog every morning this week but we should get warmer and warmer as we go along.

This is going to be a transition week. The jet stream is predicted to go from this strong, pattern bringing with it cooler temperatures and chances for rain:
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To this, warped, and possibly more northerly and drier pattern by the weekend:
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Down here on the surface it will mean a high pressure ridge is going to try to sneak in on Wednesday:
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If the high is stronger than predicted, then it will likely be warmer on Wednesday and the rest of the week too. If the high is not as strong and doesn’t reach us, then we will probably feel cooler and might even get some showers.

By the weekend as you saw with the jet stream, it’s going to have a big kink in it. And that translates to a strong ridge of high pressure out over the central North Pacific.

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If that ridge ends up closer to us than the image predicts, then we could be in for an extended period of warm and dry weather. If it doesn’t we still might get some warm days, but perhaps things will be a little more variable as things roll down the slope from the north towards us. Either way though, a high that large if it comes to fruition is unlikely to budge (a blocking high) and so we will be stuck with whatever it gives us for quite a while.