Soggy Weekend around the Island – Toys may need Jackets – Hiatus for UBCM

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 26 May 2018 - Saturday night: Cloudy. Clearing before morning. Low 8. Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 23. UV index 7 or high. Sunday night: Clear. Low 9. Monday: Sunny. High 23. Monday night: Clear. Low 8. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 8. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. High 17. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 8. Thursday: Sunny. High 17. Thursday night: Clear. Low 9. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.5° C
    -1.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.21 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSE 10.3 km/h
    gusting 16.1 km/h
    Humidity
    60 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.5° C
    Heat Index
    14.5° C
    Dewpoint
    6.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    31 W/m2
    Last Updated: 20:20:00 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
    04:41
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (94% full)
    Civil Set
    21:51
    Day Length
    13:16:17
    Day High
    17.4° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day Low
    8.7° C @ 05:51 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.22 kPa @ 19:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.82 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.2° C @ 03:26 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.4° C @ 13:22 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 19.6km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    958W/m2 @ 11:21 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    5.8 @ 11:21 Tdy.

It is going to be pretty wet most of the weekend especially at higher elevations.  Port Alberni should escape most of the heavy rain but it will definitely be showery.  Here is the 24hr total for Friday and then Saturday.

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You can see that they look similar in pattern with most of the rain staying at higher elevations. However, that rain will sneak into the Valley at times so total accumulations will be difficult to predict.

The most likely time for rain in the Valley looks to be around the noon hour.

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It starts to taper off around 4PM today.

The next wave hits the West and East Coast on Saturday morning, however, the East Coast mostly dries up before noon and the rain doesn’t drape over the Valley until around 5PM-6PM and then showers all night with a final biggest shot of rain of the weekend around 6AM Sunday morning.  There may be some wind on Saturday but it should be mostly confined to the Strait of Georgia.

After noon on Sunday it should stay dry until Tuesday.

I may not post all next week until at least Friday as I will be at the Union of BC Municipalities meeting from Sunday to Friday morning.  It will depend on time but I am told it is one of the most insane conferences out there in terms of time commitments so we’ll see.  I will do my best and learn lots.