Tue. Dec 11th, 2018

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

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PST Tuesday 11 December 2018 - Tuesday: Rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. High 6. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers early this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches developing after midnight. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers in the morning. Rain beginning in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 6. Wednesday night: Periods of rain. Low 6. Thursday: Periods of rain. High 6. Thursday night: Periods of rain. Low plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 8. Friday night: Rain. Low 6. Saturday: Rain. High 8. Saturday night: Rain. Low 7. Sunday: Rain. High 9. Sunday night: Rain. Low 7. Monday: Rain. High 9.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    5.4° C
    1.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.99 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    NW 0.6 km/h
    gusting 8.0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    5.4° C
    Heat Index
    5.4° C
    Dewpoint
    5.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    80 W/m2
    Last Updated: 14:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    37.1 mm
    Day ET
    0.1 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    07:25
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (19% full)
    Civil Set
    16:59
    Day Length
    12:12:35
    Day High
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    3.2° C @ 07:47 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    8.9mm/hr @ 07:16 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    101.45 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.93 kPa @ 10:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    1.1° C @ 11:14 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.8° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.6km/h @ 13:55 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    499W/m2 @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.9 @ 13:21 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!