Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

Special Weather Statement – Heat Coming

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Saturday 25 January 2020 - Saturday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle. High 8. Saturday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers or drizzle this evening and after midnight. Rain beginning after midnight. Becoming windy overnight. Low plus 3. Sunday: Rain ending in the morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Windy in the morning. High 6. Sunday night: Rain. Low plus 3. Monday: Showers. High plus 5. Monday night: Rain. Low plus 2. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 8. Tuesday night: Rain. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Rain. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Thursday: Rain. High 8. Thursday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Friday: Periods of rain. High 8.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.2° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.53 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0 km/h
    gusting 0 km/h
    Humidity
    94 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.2° C
    Heat Index
    8.2° C
    Dewpoint
    7.3° C
    UV
    0.5
    Solar
    75 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:35:00 PST
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    6.6 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    253.0 mm since
    January 16, 2020 00:01
    Civil Rise
    07:23
    Moon Phase
    New (1% full)
    Civil Set
    17:39
    Day Length
    12:31:29
    Day High
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.6° C @ 07:29 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    4.3mm/hr @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.56 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.14 kPa @ 01:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.2° C @ 08:11 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    8.6° C @ 14:14 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5km/h @ 11:40 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    494W/m2 @ 11:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.2 @ 12:00 Tdy.

This came across the wire this afternoon:

https://ecalertme.weather.gc.ca/warning-latest_e.php?ualert_id=114
Issued at 2013-06-28 00:04 UTC by Environment Canada:
Special weather statement issued for:
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Hot weather develops on the Canada day weekend.

After a sputtering start to the season, summer is about to arrive in spectacular fashion. A massive ridge of high pressure will develop on the Canada day weekend. The ridge will bring hot air from the desert southwest of the us to the BC coast. The cool sea-breeze cycle that usually provides relief from the heat will weaken, and from Sunday onward, the temperature of the stagnant air over the South Coast will rise by several degrees each day. Many daily maximum temperature records will be set Monday and Tuesday as thermometers climb above 32 degrees in many locations.

The heat-wave will break on Wednesday as cool, fresh marine air spreads inland, lowering afternoon temperatures by 5 to 10 degrees.

If temperatures are expected to persist in the mid-thirties for more than one day, this special weather statement will be upgraded to an extreme heat-wave advisory for the Lower Mainland forecast regions including Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Howe Sound and Whis tler.

Coping with the heat.

There are many symptoms of heat-realated illness including thirst, dizziness, confusion, weakness and fainting/collapsing. Medical health officers are reminding residents to protect themselves from the heat.

1. Stay hydrated. 2. Keep cool. 3. Check in on others. 4. Get informed. For more information on heat-related illness, call healthlink BC at 811.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

More details on the alert are available here.