The Sun Marches on

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Sunday 20 May 2018 - Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 9. Monday: Clearing in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 24. UV index 7 or high. Monday night: Clear. Low 9. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 12. Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 11. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Friday: Sunny. High 22. Friday night: Clear. Low 11. Saturday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.5° C
    0.7 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.69 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 12.2 km/h
    gusting 20.9 km/h
    Humidity
    66 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.5° C
    Heat Index
    17.5° C
    Dewpoint
    11.1° C
    UV
    1.4
    Solar
    491 W/m2
    Last Updated: 18:15:00 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
    04:49
    Moon Phase
    Waxing crescent (38% full)
    Civil Set
    21:43
    Day Length
    13:15:45
    Day High
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.7 kPa @ 13:59 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.43 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.5° C @ 05:28 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    18.6° C @ 15:56 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 18.3km/h @ 13:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1283W/m2 @ 15:26 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    7.6 @ 14:05 Tdy.

It just keeps going and going and going. The sun that is. Next week we might get a few clouds but all in all it really doesn’t look much different from now. Beautiful summer weather!

Here’s a picture of the huge high pressure ridge that has been dominating us for nearly a month. This picture is for next Friday! Still going strong.
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This is for Sunday of BC Day weekend… it predicts a weakening of the ridge and possibly a front approaching us, but as it is at the very furthest reaches of the forecast, I’d just take it as interesting possibilities. It could very easily evaporate.
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You can thank a jetstream that is weak and disorganized (animation here) for our long stretch of stationary weather:

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