Thu. Jan 17th, 2019

Warmth returns for the weekend and summer

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Wednesday 16 January 2019 - Wednesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Showers beginning after midnight. Low plus 2. Thursday: Showers. Amount 5 to 10 mm. High plus 5. Thursday night: Rain. Amount 10 to 15 mm. Temperature steady near plus 5. Friday: Rain. High 7. Friday night: Rain. Low plus 5. Saturday: Showers. High 7. Saturday night: Showers. Low plus 3. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 3. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 4. Tuesday: Periods of rain. High 7.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    2.8° C
    0.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.9 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    100 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    2.8° C
    Heat Index
    2.8° C
    Dewpoint
    2.8° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:55:00 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
    07:30
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (81% full)
    Civil Set
    17:28
    Day Length
    12:29:20
    Day High
    2.8° C @ 00:47 Tdy.
    Day Low
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    99.92 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.89 kPa @ 00:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    2.4° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    2.8° C @ 00:47 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

We will have to suffer through another day or two of rain and cold, but the GFS and others are confidently predicting that we will dry out Saturday and Sunday.

The sun will not return full force though as we have plenty of activity off the coast shoving clouds our way. So expect one of those weekends of running back inside to get your sunglasses or to peel off a layer when the sun does break through. It will be mild so either way the outdoor will be a fine place to be.

Looking longer term, the Summer forecast (July, August, September) has been released at Accuweather

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As I’ve saying, and hoping, it looks like the cooler than normal temperature outlook is starting to pull away and we are now in the ‘normal’ outlook for summer highs.

The forecast has also shifted the drier than normal forecast onto our region from the interior. Well see if that translates into a more active fire season on the Island.

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