Temperature: 27.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Temperature: 28.5 °C at Saturna Elementary School Temperature: 30.0 °C at Vancouver Island University Temperature: 18.6 °C at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Temperature: 29.8 °C at Timberline Secondary Temperature: 31.5 °C at Cortes Island School Pressure: 1,015.1 hPA at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Pressure: 1,014.6 hPA at Saturna Elementary School Pressure: 1,014.8 hPA at Vancouver Island University Pressure: 1,018.0 hPA at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Pressure: 1,015.8 hPA at Timberline Secondary Pressure: 1,015.8 hPA at Cortes Island School Pressure: 1,016.0 hPA at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Pressure: 1,016.8 hPA at Airport Elementary School Humidity: 38.0 % at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Humidity: 40.1 % at Saturna Elementary School Humidity: 31.0 % at Vancouver Island University Humidity: 78.0 % at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Humidity: 100.0 % at Timberline Secondary Humidity: 34.2 % at Cortes Island School Humidity: 1,016.0 % at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Humidity: 1,016.8 % at Airport Elementary School Wind: 7.5 km/hr at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Saturna Elementary School Wind: 1.3 km/hr at Vancouver Island University Wind: 7.3 km/hr at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Timberline Secondary Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Cortes Island School Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind: 2.6 km/hr at Airport Elementary School Wind Direction: 230.7 ° at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind Direction: 299.0 ° at Saturna Elementary School Wind Direction: 51.0 ° at Vancouver Island University Wind Direction: 208.4 ° at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Wind Direction: 60.0 ° at Timberline Secondary Wind Direction: 142.0 ° at Cortes Island School Wind Direction: 180.4 ° at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind Direction: 354.1 ° at Airport Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Rain: 0.0 mm at Saturna Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Vancouver Island University Rain: 0.0 mm at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Rain: 0.0 mm at Timberline Secondary Rain: 0.0 mm at Cortes Island School Rain: 3,352.5 mm at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Rain: 0.0 mm at Airport Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Palsson Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Fulford Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Saturna Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Vancouver Island University Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Timberline Secondary Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Cortes Island School Hourly Rain Rate: 3,352.5 mm/hr at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Airport Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Palsson Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Fulford Elementary School Insolation: 252.8 W/m^2 at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Insolation: 250.4 W/m^2 at Saturna Elementary School Insolation: 263.1 W/m^2 at Vancouver Island University Insolation: 279.4 W/m^2 at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Insolation: 291.4 W/m^2 at Timberline Secondary Insolation: 265.3 W/m^2 at Cortes Island School Insolation: 240.2 W/m^2 at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Insolation: 269.9 W/m^2 at Airport Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Palsson Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Fulford Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School UV Index: 0.0 index at Saturna Elementary School UV Index: 0.7 index at Vancouver Island University UV Index: 279.4 index at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre UV Index: 1.2 index at Timberline Secondary UV Index: 1.2 index at Cortes Island School UV Index: 0.0 index at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve UV Index: 1.1 index at Airport Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Palsson Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Fulford Elementary School Wind Rose: 230.7  at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind Rose: 299.0  at Saturna Elementary School Wind Rose: 51.0  at Vancouver Island University Wind Rose: 208.4  at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Wind Rose: 60.0  at Timberline Secondary Wind Rose: 142.0  at Cortes Island School Wind Rose: 180.4  at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind Rose: 354.1  at Airport Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Palsson Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Fulford Elementary School Wind Rose: 230.7  at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind Rose: 299.0  at Saturna Elementary School Wind Rose: 51.0  at Vancouver Island University Wind Rose: 208.4  at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Wind Rose: 60.0  at Timberline Secondary Wind Rose: 142.0  at Cortes Island School Wind Rose: 180.4  at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind Rose: 354.1  at Airport Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Palsson Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Fulford Elementary School Inside Temperature: 27.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Inside Temperature: 28.5 °C at Saturna Elementary School Inside Temperature: 30.0 °C at Vancouver Island University Inside Temperature: 18.6 °C at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Inside Temperature: 29.8 °C at Timberline Secondary Inside Temperature: 31.5 °C at Cortes Island School Inside Temperature: 180.4 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Inside Temperature: 354.1 °C at Airport Elementary School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Palsson Elementary School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School Inside Humidity: 38.0 % at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Inside Humidity: 40.1 % at Saturna Elementary School Inside Humidity: 31.0 % at Vancouver Island University Inside Humidity: 78.0 % at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Inside Humidity: 100.0 % at Timberline Secondary Inside Humidity: 34.2 % at Cortes Island School Inside Humidity: 180.4 % at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Inside Humidity: 354.1 % at Airport Elementary School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Palsson Elementary School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Fulford Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 38.0 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Dewpoint Temperature: 40.1 °C at Saturna Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 31.0 °C at Vancouver Island University Dewpoint Temperature: 78.0 °C at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Dewpoint Temperature: 100.0 °C at Timberline Secondary Dewpoint Temperature: 34.2 °C at Cortes Island School Dewpoint Temperature: 180.4 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Dewpoint Temperature: 354.1 °C at Airport Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Palsson Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School Surface Temperature: 27.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Surface Temperature: 28.5 °C at Saturna Elementary School Surface Temperature: 30.0 °C at Vancouver Island University Surface Temperature: 18.6 °C at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Surface Temperature: 29.8 °C at Timberline Secondary Surface Temperature: 31.5 °C at Cortes Island School Surface Temperature: 180.4 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Surface Temperature: 354.1 °C at Airport Elementary School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Palsson Elementary School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 27.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Temperature at 30 cm: 28.5 °C at Saturna Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 30.0 °C at Vancouver Island University Temperature at 30 cm: 18.6 °C at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Temperature at 30 cm: 29.8 °C at Timberline Secondary Temperature at 30 cm: 31.5 °C at Cortes Island School Temperature at 30 cm: 180.4 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Temperature at 30 cm: 354.1 °C at Airport Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Palsson Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School
2024-07-12:

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Maps of the Latest Data at Vancouver Island Stations

See below for more information.

Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands. Also Greater Victoria, Nanaimo.

This figure shows an overview of the current temperature at each station in our network.

This figure shows an overview of the current wind speed at each station in our network.

This figure shows the instantaneous wind power density at each station in our network. These values are not available when moving the mouse over the station icons.

This figure shows an overview of the current humidity at each station in our network.

This figure shows an overview of the current rain amount at each station in our network.

This figure shows an overview of the current insolation at each station in our network.

This figure shows an overview of the current UV Index at each station in our network.

Description

These plots are generated once per minute using data from the previous minute. All of the figures show the locations of active stations with a diamond. The coastline of the greater Victoria area is shown in black and water is shaded with a light grey. (the Gorge is very apparent). We use a method called Kriging to interpolate values between stations. Values far away from any station and especially those in the corners of the figures should be understood to be estimates created by the interpolation method.

On occasion some sites won't send their data in a timely enough manner. When this happens the site is excluded from the plot. This may cause the boundary of the contoured area to be reduced. A brief explanation of each figure follows, but see this page for more information. We are experimenting a bit with different ways of colouring the data to show the most interesting features so these descriptions may change over time.

To draw the temperature contours one of two fixed contour intervals is used, either 0.25 °C or 0.5 °C depending on the size of the difference between the maximum and minimum.

Relative Humidity is plotted with a fixed interval of 10% and a range of 30% to 100%.

Dewpoint temperature is the temperature it is predicted that an air mass will have to cool to in order to become saturated with water vapour. Once saturated water will begin to condense onto surfaces in contact with the air. Surfaces that are colder than the dewpoint temperature can cause condensation to occur even if the air in bulk has not (yet) dropped to the dewpoint. If the dewpoint temperature is below 0 °C frost or ice can form on surfaces. This value is determined using a formula that combines temperature and humidity. The formula is a simplified fit to a more stringent model of saturation in air.
This value is experimental at this time. We cannot guarantee its accuracy or availability nor can we say with assurance, ever, what regions will experience the potential for freezing.

Insolation (the amount of the sun's energy reaching the surface of the Earth as visible light) is measured in watts per square metre. It is contoured with an interval of 20 Wm-2. On a typical bright, sunny, summer day the peak insolation is about 1000 Wm-2. This maximum can be increased by clouds that are nearby but not blocking the sun. These clouds are reflecting light that has already been reflected from the ground back toward the sensor. There is no simple way to convert a radiometric measurement of power to a photometric measure of brightness. Generally however, higher power means brighter conditions. This page (from Wikipedia) has more information.

The UV Index is shown with an interval of one and a range of zero to 10. See this page for more information.

The total rain is shown (measured in millimetres, mm, since the previous midnight).

Wind speed is plotted with an interval of two kilometres per hours (kmhr-1). The direction of the wind is shown with arrows plotted on each observation location. The length of the arrows is scaled by the range of observed wind speeds.

Wind power density is a measure of the power available to wind turbines with unit cross-sectional area. The wind power density is proportional to the cube of the speed.

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The Vancouver Island School-Based Weather Station Network is an education first project. Data from the network are made freely available as is to the public with no guarantee of accuracy or availability. Commercial use requires a license. Please contact Ed Wiebe, ecwiebe at uvic.ca for more information. This work (this site and all contents not otherwise attributed) by School-Based Weather Station Network is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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