Special Weather statement: it’s gonna rain.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018 - Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Mainly sunny. High 34. UV index 8 or very high. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 13. Thursday: Sunny. High 27. Thursday night: Clear. Low 10. Friday: Sunny. High 26. Friday night: Clear. Low 12. Saturday: Sunny. High 24. Saturday night: Clear. Low 12. Sunday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    21.3° C
    -2.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.5 kPa
    rising
    Wind
    10.9 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    51 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    NA° C
    Heat Index
    31.9° C
    Dewpoint
    23° C
    UV
    1.5
    Solar
    499 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:25:00 PDT
    Station Reports Delayed
    277 minutes
    Showing Nearest Official Station

    Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Monday 16 July 2018
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (21% full)
    Civil Set
    22:00
    Day Length
    13:25:19
    Day High
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 07:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.33 kPa @ 18:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.5° C @ 06:08 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    34.8° C @ 16:42 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 15.7km/h @ 13:45 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    967W/m2 @ 13:56 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.9 @ 13:24 Tdy.

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement yesterday afternoon and evening. Here it is:

Special weather statement continued for:
East Vancouver Island, B.C. (081300)
West Vancouver Island, B.C. (081400)
Inland Vancouver Island, B.C. (081500)
Current details:
Significant rainfall after the long dry spell…

The more intense front is still expected to sweep across the coast on Thursday bringing even wetter conditions through Thursday and into Friday morning.

Rain has advanced over Vancouver Island and is beginning to spread over the rest of the South Coast. Rain will intensify overnight and continue through Thursday with amounts expected to be in the 15 to 25 mm range for each 12 hour period. Amounts will be greatest along the north shore Sunshine Coast Howe Sound and west facing slopes of Vancouver Island mountains where total amounts could exceed 50 mm.

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

As for timing, there is some rain happening right now on the East Coast, but this should taper off a bit in a hour or two.

The real meat of the storm won’t start until around 1PM.

As you can see below, by 2PM, we are plenty wet. Pink is 8mm in the 1-2PM hour.

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By Friday afternoon everything should dry out. We will have received around 30mm if the forecast pans out. So far we’ve got 6mm of rain, so we still have another 25mm to go. It’s really going to feel like November except warmer.

The good news is still there though! Saturday and Sunday look beautiful, warm and sunny! Hang in there, the gardens will love it!