Tue. Aug 21st, 2018

The change is here. But chance for rain after Thursday low. Fire Danger remains extreme.

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL AIR QUALITY STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 9:22 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Monday 20 August 2018 - Monday night: Overcast. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Tuesday: Overcast. Widespread smoke. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 3 or moderate. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Widespread smoke. Low 11. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Thursday: Sunny. High 23. Thursday night: Clear. Low 11. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 24. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 12. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 20. Saturday night: Cloudy periods. Low 13. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    18.8° C
    -2.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.7 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    53 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    18.8° C
    Heat Index
    18.8° C
    Dewpoint
    9.0° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 22:50:00 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
    05:42
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (77% full)
    Civil Set
    21:01
    Day Length
    13:22:31
    Day High
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day Low
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.89 kPa @ 08:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.54 kPa @ 17:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    13.2° C @ 06:44 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    31.6° C @ 16:24 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.4km/h @ 14:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    601W/m2 @ 13:47 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    1.6 @ 13:13 Tdy.

Well our heatwave and string of sunny weather is finally over.  Here is a rundown on what you can expect through the August Long Weekend.  The forests and gardens might be calling out for some extra moisture, but it’s not a sure thing. Here are the details.

Thursday the only rain day

The best chance for showers for the whole weekend looks to be today, Thursday.

The images below are for the 8AM-11AM period and 8PM-11PM period.  They are the points of strongest precipitation in the central Island area today.

Notice the activity is Very much confined to the East side of the Island.  This looks like spotty rain including maybe some local heavy spots, but it is not widespread.

For Port Alberni, there is only a slight chance of a shower passing through late Thursday night. That’s it.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are completely dry on thr UWash model and temperatures are back into the mid to high twenties.  The cloud may make it feel a bit muggier than we generally like.

So there ya go, not a bad August Long/BC Day forecast at all!

Fire Danger remains High to Extreme.

The Island is under significant areas of high and extreme fire danger. That rating may drop temporarily in areas that get the spotty rain, but I would remain very vigilant. This rain will not be long and will not do much to soak the forests.

The danger forecast for Beaver Creek/Alberni Vallet expects to go down to High tomorrow and then back to Extreme by Sunday.

Expect the same pattern for other parts of the Island. And if the rain doesn’t materialize as much as forecast, expext perhaps little to no change at all.  It is dry out there. Please be careful, and no campfires.

That’s all for today!

Happy Thursday and BC Day Long Weekend!

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