Warmth returns for the weekend and summer

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

    Forecast Issued 08:15 AM PDT Friday 20 July 2018 - Friday: Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness early this afternoon then 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. High 21. UV index 7 or high. Friday night: Clearing. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. UV index 8 or very high. 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. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 14. Thursday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    17.5° C
    2.1 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.09 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 0.7 km/h
    gusting 6.4 km/h
    Humidity
    70 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    17.5° C
    Heat Index
    17.5° C
    Dewpoint
    12.0° C
    UV
    2.3
    Solar
    461 W/m2
    Last Updated: 9:30:00 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 (59% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    17.5° C @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day Low
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.13 kPa @ 08:28 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.99 kPa @ 01:58 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.7° C @ 06:23 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    17.5° C @ 09:29 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 6.4km/h @ 08:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    499W/m2 @ 09:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    2.3 @ 09:26 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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