July 10, 2020

Summer is coming early – Possible record heat?

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Friday 10 July 2020 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. UV index 9 or very high. Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Sunday: Sunny. High 22. Sunday night: Cloudy. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 24. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23.

It’s hard to think of a better forecast than what we have for this week… except perhaps if it included the weekend. 🙂

Monday: The cloud you see is just fog. Head up or over the hump and it’s crystal clear. This fog should burn off by 11AM. As you can see in the humidity charts that start off blue this morning at 8AM and are yellow, below 50% humidity, by 11AM.
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A big beautiful high pressure area is going to build up from the south over the next two days. Here is today’s jetstream flowing over top of us.

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Here it is on Tuesday starting to curve (a weak bit of rain might reach us Tuesday)
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Here it is fully contorted and headed north of us allowing warm Southwest US air to reach up into our area.
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And will it ever be warm!
Tuesday highs: 18°C

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Wednesday, watch out! Highs: 24°C
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Thursday, possible record highs over 26°C. This is hotter than the chart shows below, but it is a lower resolution chart that I expect will show the higher temperatures once the forecast is close enough (later this morning) to have a high resolution look.
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The heat does look like it will come to a quick end as the high pressure weakens on Friday and moves East but highs may still reach near the upper teens.

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The record high for today at the Airport is 23.8°C so that gives an indication that we could be in record territory later this week if we get into the 25-26°C. We won’t know until the day of.

Happy Monday. Have a great week!