Tue. Mar 26th, 2019

Special Weather statement: it’s gonna rain.

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 26 March 2019 - Tuesday night: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers early this evening with risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches developing late this evening. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Clearing late in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 3 or moderate. Wednesday night: A few clouds. Fog patches developing overnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Thursday night: Clear. Low plus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 18. Friday night: Clear. Low plus 3. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Sunday: Cloudy. High 13. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 6. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    11.6° C
    0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.72 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 9.7 km/h
    gusting 17.7 km/h
    Humidity
    71 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    11.6° C
    Heat Index
    11.6° C
    Dewpoint
    6.5° C
    UV
    0.9
    Solar
    271 W/m2
    Last Updated: 17:30:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    3.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:36
    Moon Phase
    Waning gibbous (61% full)
    Civil Set
    20:14
    Day Length
    13:24:52
    Day High
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day Low
    5.9° C @ 07:59 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.4mm/hr @ 05:35 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.79 kPa @ 13:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.29 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    3.9° C @ 00:16 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    11.9° C @ 17:16 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 14.5km/h @ 12:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1046W/m2 @ 13:05 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.3 @ 13:04 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!