Some rain, then back to the sun

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 23 March 2018 - Friday night: Rain showers and wet flurries ending late this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Risk of thunderstorms this evening. Local snowfall amount 2 cm over higher terrain. Low zero. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries in the morning then 30 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Clearing in the evening. Increasing cloudiness before morning. Low minus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High 8. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 14. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 13. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    2.3° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    100.9 kPa
    E 0.6 km/h
    gusting 3.2 km/h
    95 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.3° C
    Heat Index
    2.3° C
    1.6° C
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:50:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    9.4 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (46% full)
    Civil Set
    Day Length
    Day High
    6.4° C @ 14:08 Tdy.
    Day Low
    0.8° C @ 08:36 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    3.0mm/hr @ 09:31 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.91 kPa @ 21:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.45 kPa @ 05:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.2° C @ 08:34 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    6.4° C @ 14:08 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 12.2km/h @ 15:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    960W/m2 @ 11:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.7 @ 11:55 Tdy.

We’ll be getting this nice little rest today from the dryness. After today though, it’s back to the sunshine and warm temperatures. We should get up into the mid to upper 20s for the rest of the week with a slight chance of breaking 30.

I don’t know how many of you followed Hurricane Bills path last weekend, but I did. There was apparently a buoy near Sable Island off the coast of Nova Scotia that went right through the Eye of Bill and recorded regular waves of 50ft with extreme waves up to 80ft! Yikes.

There is a lot more activity in the Pacific this year as far as Hurricanes go than there is in the Atlantic. If you’re interested in checking them out. You can go to the National Hurricane center in the US for the East Pacific out to Hawaii. Once they get into the Central and Western Pacific you need to go to US Navys Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

The Central Pacific storms are the most interesting for us as they are the ones most likely (though not very) of recurving back to hit us as an Extra Tropical storm. (As the remants of Bill are doing now to the UK).

Typhoon 11W “Vamco” is currently disintegrating from a strong Typhoon into an Extra Tropical (ET) storm. It’s remnants are headed to the Bering Sea where they are supposed to reform a little and then come and give us some clouds and possible rain next week.