Unsettled Day – possible thunder in evening – new superior rain Bucket system

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 19 July 2018 - Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Windy early this evening. Low 11. Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    14.6° C
    -0.2 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 5.1 km/h
    gusting 9.7 km/h
    Humidity
    81 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    14.6° C
    Heat Index
    14.6° C
    Dewpoint
    11.4° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:25:00 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
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (56% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    14.9° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.1km/h @ 01:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We had a very pleasant rain shower yesterday over the whole Island. Unfortunately, my rain gauge is not operational. So I had to resort to desperate and likely totally inaccurate measurements.

However, given that more than 10mm was registered at Alberni Elementary, I think my bucketmometer is not going to make the grade.

Today looks like quite a variable day. It is starting nicely, with only patchy clouds but expect by 2PM or so that the clouds will become more ominous and showers will begin across the Island and there may be thundershowers in the 2-5PM period, particularly on the East Coast.

Below shows the showers Island wide, strongest on the West Coast of course.

But here is the potential for thunder and lightning, focused on the East island, particularly between Nanoose and Courtenay and in Barkley Sound.

Showers will continue overnight and into Tuesday morning.

After Tuesday, things dry up again and there is no more significant rainfall between Wednesday and next Monday. So enjoy the little drink from the heavens while you can!

Have a great Monday.