Special Weather statement: it’s gonna rain.

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

    Forecast Issued 07:40 AM PDT Sunday 22 April 2018 - Sunday: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Low plus 1. Monday: Mainly sunny. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 4. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 19. Tuesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Wednesday: Sunny. High 23. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 6. Thursday: Sunny. High 25. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: Sunny. High 19. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    7.7° C
    2.8 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    103.1 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    85 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    7.7° C
    Heat Index
    7.7° C
    Dewpoint
    5.4° C
    UV
    3.0
    Solar
    701 W/m2
    Last Updated: 10:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:38
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (48% full)
    Civil Set
    20:58
    Day Length
    13:17:39
    Day High
    7.7° C @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:05
    Day High Barometer
    103.17 kPa @ 08:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    103.07 kPa @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.0° C @ 04:45 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    7.7° C @ 10:49 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 3.2km/h @ 04:50 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    747W/m2 @ 10:21 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    3.1 @ 10:49 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!