Rain Thursday morning and through the day – Wet Weekend

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Humidex 31. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 10. Thursday: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. UV index 6 or high. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    26.1° C
    -0.8 ° C/hr
    100.66 kPa
    S 21.1 km/h
    gusting 35.4 km/h
    42 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    26.1° C
    Heat Index
    26.1° C
    12.2° C
    928 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:20:00 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
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (69% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    Day High Barometer
    101.01 kPa @ 06:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.66 kPa @ 15:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.6° C @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 23.7km/h @ 15:15 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    986W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:28 Tdy.

The rain should begin by early Thursday morning.

Rain creeps onto the Island by 5AM in this image.
Rain creeps onto the Island by 5AM in this image.


The rain should build through the day with the heaviest rain coming in the evening between 3 and 5PM.  It should then taper off by late Thursday night and be dry and cool on Friday morning.

Total rainfall for the event: no more than 50mm

There is no threat of snow.  In fact, there may not even be much or any snow on the mountains from this storm, which is pretty disappointing for January.

Saturday – morning start to rain.  Through Sunday.

We then have another system coming for Saturday which will start mid-morning Saturday and last right through Sunday.

The total weekend rain from Saturday 4AM to Monday 4AM

50mm expected in 48hrs between Saturday/Monday.
up to 60mm expected in 48hrs between Saturday/Monday.


So unfortunately, it’s not going to be a great weekend to be outside.  There should be more snow on the mountains from the weekend event than from the Thursday event.

We might get some wind with the event on Saturday/Sunday as well but nothing serious.