Rain tonight. Serious rain, and wind, Friday/Saturday

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 19 May 2018 - Saturday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. Low 9. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the morning. High 22. UV index 5 or moderate. Sunday night: A few clouds. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 25. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 29. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 28. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 12. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.9° C
    -0.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.46 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 3.1 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    82 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.9° C
    Heat Index
    12.9° C
    Dewpoint
    9.9° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 4:25:00 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
    04:48
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (31% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.9° C @ 02:55 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.46 kPa @ 04:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.9° C @ 02:55 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    13.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.7km/h @ 01:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We haven’t had a good rainstorm since November… And really even since the end of September.

When we’ve managed to get any precipitation at all, it has been in the form of relatively weak fronts moving over the Island.

We will get another one of those weak fronts tonight.

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The rain should start in the afternoon and last into the evening before clearing some Friday morning. Just a few millimetres are expected.

On Friday night the main and really only event of the official Monsoon season will happen.
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Now that looks like a good old fashioned rain and possibly wind storm! Models show we should get between 30 and 60mm of rain over a 24hr period.

Expect the rain to begin mid afternoon, peak around midnight and be done before sunrise Saturday. There will also likely be some wind with this storm, maybe into the 50-60kph range for the Valley but it doesn’t look too bad. It might be worse on the East Coast. I would expect ferry traffic to be affected.

The more wind we get, the warmer it will be too. Puget Sound and Western Washington is going to get more wind, but is likely to see 10-12C. We should get to around 7C here. Not too shabby. The short term record is 10.8C.

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