May 28, 2020

Sunny weather continues

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Thursday 28 May 2020 - Thursday: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. High 27. UV index 7 or high. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low 10. Friday: Mainly cloudy. High 26. UV index 6 or high. Friday night: Cloudy. Low 12. Saturday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Periods of rain. High 16. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy. Low 10. Tuesday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 16. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Low 10. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 16.

This sunny weather should continue for at least another week or maybe even two. We have a wonderful forecast just below 30 degrees. Everyone I’ve talked to lately agrees, these past days have really been perfect, not too hot, but plenty warm to do whatever you want outside and warm up the lake as well.

See? And you all thought the summer was a right off after June. 😉

Speaking of June, it won’t make you feel any better, but it’s worth noting that again, for the 4th straight month, the world set a new record for average temperature. Sea temperatures are starting to fall thanks to La Nina starting up, but they were still warm enough and land temperatures were the warmest ever. The lower atmosphere was also the 2nd warmest on record.

Here’s the anomaly (departure from “normal”) map for June:
June Map

Perhaps the most stunning thing about June was the heat waves across many parts of Asia and the Middle East. 6 countries set all time record highs, most over a rather unbelievable 50C.

Unfortunately, if you’ve seen the news you’ll know that there is still an unprecedented heatwave happening in Eastern Europe, especially Russia.

And finally, if you’ve come back to the site over the past few days you might have noticed the change in our fire danger ratings. We’ve gone from having a good portion of South Eastern BC in Moderate or even Low fire danger, but now only the Peace region remains in that rating, the entire rest of the Province marches onward towards high and extreme ratings.

After another week of this kind of weather you can probably expect a campfire ban to go into effect across most of the province.
Fire Rating Map

2 thoughts on “Sunny weather continues

  1. Yup, me too. We can live without a campfire, though it’s not quite the same without one. But, better to be safe than sorry.

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