May 30, 2020

Sunny weather continues

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Saturday 30 May 2020 - Saturday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 20. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 11. Sunday: Cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 6 or high. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 21. Monday night: Clear. Low 8. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Low 9. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 17. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 17. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Friday: Cloudy. High 15.

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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