Sun. Aug 19th, 2018

Rain and Wind tonight, blustery tomorrow.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 3:34 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. Local smoke. High 33. Humidex 36. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Local smoke. Low 12. Monday: Sunny. High 34. Monday night: Clear. Low 12. Tuesday: Sunny. High 34. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 13. Wednesday: Sunny. High 24. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    22.4° C
    -1.7 ° C/hr
    101.82 kPa
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    55 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    22.4° C
    Heat Index
    22.4° C
    12.9° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:35:00 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
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (59% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    102.42 kPa @ 07:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 19:44 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.7° C @ 06:30 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    29.8° C @ 15:23 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 16.3km/h @ 16:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1220W/m2 @ 13:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.8 @ 13:25 Tdy.

There is rain and wind on the way. The East Coast of the Island is under a modest wind warning.

Says EC

An intense area of low pressure is moving toward Vancouver Island and will cross the northern tip early Wednesday. Ahead of the low southeast winds of 60 to 80 km/h will develop abruptly in the early evening hours over East Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. The wind will continue strong all night into Wednesday morning. A trailing cold front will pass in the morning as the low crosses the island switching the direction to westerly. Wind speeds will remain strong westerly initially then gradually diminish.

We should get some wind in the Valley too, but nothing too serious.

The GFS is betting on around 36mm of rain and for it to start in late afternoon.

The UWash model shoes quite a big front approaching the coast in the afternoon and spreading rain over us around 4PM. It also shows double the rain over the next 48hr as the GFS, 65mm. We shall see who is right. I will lean towards the lower expectation.

Here is the front as it approaches us:


It will rain all night, with the peak sometime after midnight and the last shot around 7AM. The rest of Wedsnesday will be windy but drying out and we shouldn’t see much more rain for the rest of the week.

1 thought on “Rain and Wind tonight, blustery tomorrow.

  1. My lawn is white from snow… was snowing when I left the Multiplex this evening after the Bulldogs game.

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