Slightly sunnier, showers Thursday night/Friday, warmest May.

  • 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
    Temperature
    26.4° C
    -0.5 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.66 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 21.1 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    42 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    26.4° C
    Heat Index
    26.4° C
    Dewpoint
    12.4° C
    UV
    5.4
    Solar
    924 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:25:00 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
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (69% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:59
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    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 forecast has brightened a bit. It should be cooler but still pleasant today. We are still on track to get some rain showers Thursday night but not as much, it seems, as other areas of the Island (east and west coast). We will see if that even pans out.

The weekend is looking nicer and sunnier now, looks like a good camping opportunity!

And finally, I just have to share this quote, because it is priceless in its bluntness.

You may be wondering how the world is setting records for the warmest March, April, and May (the boreal spring) when it wasn’t particularly hot in the United States (assuming we ignore California and Alaska). It turns out there’s like a whole planet out there that has been getting very toasty

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Weather is so local and short term that It’s hard to remember sometimes that climate is global and long term. The latest stats from the NASA and Japanese climate services show May was the warmest in the record books (around 120 years) and the spring season was also the warmest.

Considering this has happened *before* El Niño started to appear, it lends more credence to the notion that the global temperature floor is rising. A strong El Niño over the next few months to a year could just blow the roof right off. Thankfully it appears El Niño has paused in development, or at least slowed a little.

Happy Wednesday!