Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Rain to taper off in the afternoon. Hot Thursday! Then cooling.

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PST Sunday 17 February 2019 - Sunday: Clearing this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High plus 5. UV index 2 or low. Sunday night: A few clouds. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 4. Wind chill minus 6 overnight. Monday: Increasing cloudiness. High plus 3. UV index 2 or low. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 1. Tuesday: Flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Tuesday night: Periods of snow. Low minus 3. Wednesday: Sunny. High 6. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 6. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 1. Friday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High plus 5. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 6.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    0.0° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.37 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    99 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    0.0° C
    Heat Index
    0.0° C
    Dewpoint
    -0.1° C
    UV
    0.8
    Solar
    276 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:40:00 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
    06:51
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (95% full)
    Civil Set
    18:16
    Day Length
    12:33:12
    Day High
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.37 kPa @ 10:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.51 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 05:48 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    0.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.5km/h @ 04:30 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    302W/m2 @ 10:22 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.0 @ 10:36 Tdy.

Could it be? Are we on the first of not just our first 20°C day but even reaching up to a humidex (what’s THAT) of 25°C?

That is what the forecast says for Thursday.  We have to get through more showers on Wednesday first but lets see what the UWash model says for the Thursday heat compared to Environment Canada.

Here is the 5PM picture for the Island on Thursday.

Orange areas, which are widespread on the East Island, are between 76-80F / 24-27C.  The Alberni Valley is notably yellow rather than orange (a step cooler) but there is a good chance given the other locations that this is an underestimation and we will be as hot or hotter than other places on the Island.  Areas of the Fraser Valley are predicted to go over 27°C!

Unfortunately, the heat is very short-lived.  Friday is only going to get up to about 12°C.

We go back to patchy rain on Saturday and then there looks to be a bit of a drying trend but remaining in the 10-20°C temperature range next week.

Soak up the sun and warmth while you can tomorrow! I hope to have the April Summary up on Monday.