Weather

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for much of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland stating that these areas can expect heavy rainfall beginning on Monday night through Tuesday. (Submitted graphic)

Heavy rain forecast for much of Vancouver Island

Rain should end Tuesday

  • Nov 2, 2020
Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for much of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland stating that these areas can expect heavy rainfall beginning on Monday night through Tuesday. (Submitted graphic)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall advisory for parts of Vancouver Island for Thursday and Friday.(File photo)

Snowfall expected in parts of Vancouver Island

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall advisory for north, east and inland Vancouver Island this week

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall advisory for parts of Vancouver Island for Thursday and Friday.(File photo)
A still section of the Chemainus River on a warm day in early September. (Photo by Don Bodger)

September had it all with plenty of sun, smoke and rain

One last shot of summer brings the month to an end

A still section of the Chemainus River on a warm day in early September. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)

Vancouver Island police encourage safe driving as rain pools on roads

Slow down, inspect vehicle ahead of driving in wet autumn weather

Saanich police remind Greater Victoria drivers to be cautious and reduce their speeds when the roads are wet. (Pixabay)
Stormy seas at Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island under a thunderstorm watch tonight

Environment Canada forecasts downpour and possible thunder and lightning

Stormy seas at Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. obscures the view of downtown Vancouver, at a lookout at Cypress Provincial Park, in West Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy, enjoyable fall ahead for most of Canada, Weather Network predicts

In B.C., warm conditions and the threat of wildfire smoke may remain in the picture for a few more weeks

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. obscures the view of downtown Vancouver, at a lookout at Cypress Provincial Park, in West Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The skyline in the distance behind Oracle Park is partially visible with smoke from wildfires late Wednesday afternoon Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Smoky skies expected through weekend in B.C. as 29 large wildfires burn across U.S. border

Talbott Creek, Woodbury Creek and Doctor Creek fires in B.C. also causing haze

The skyline in the distance behind Oracle Park is partially visible with smoke from wildfires late Wednesday afternoon Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)

Thermometers set heat records in multiple Vancouver Island communities

Heat advisories over, as 15 late summer heat records broken across B.C.

Tanning at a beach. (Pixabay photo)
Tuesday, Sept. 8, was the driest eight day of September at the Victoria International Airport since 1953 when weather records were first collected. (Black Press Media File)

Victoria airport sees driest Sept. 8 in 67 years

Victoria Weather Records says Tuesday is driest day since 1953

Tuesday, Sept. 8, was the driest eight day of September at the Victoria International Airport since 1953 when weather records were first collected. (Black Press Media File)
Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)

Smoky Skies Alert issued for southern B.C. due to fires in Washington

Forecasting model illustrates drifting smoke hundreds of miles from fires

Blue Sky Canada Smoke Forecasting System is showing that local smoke is coming from fires in Washington, in forecast modeling from Sept. 8, 2020 (Blue Sky Canada)
Chemainus River is a popular spot to cool off on a hot day. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island trending toward fine September weather

August marked by heavier, but less frequent rain and a typical amount of sunshine

Chemainus River is a popular spot to cool off on a hot day. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The summer rainfall of 2020 in Prince Rupert broke all precipitation records since as far back as records go, Environment Canada said. (File photo)

While some cities saw wildfires and heat, Prince Rupert saw record rainfall this summer

Prince Rupert summer rainfall is highest ever recorded

The summer rainfall of 2020 in Prince Rupert broke all precipitation records since as far back as records go, Environment Canada said. (File photo)
An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)

Lightning fills the Vancouver Island night sky

Reader photos, plus this week’s forecast

An amazing photo by Jeff Westnedge, taken from the Brant Wildlife Observation Deck just past the Shady Rest. (Jeff Westnedge photo)
FILE - In this April 11, 2010, file photo, tourists walk along a ridge at Death Valley National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)

Death Valley reaches highest world temperature in more than 100 years

Temperature is just four degrees below the record set in 1913

FILE - In this April 11, 2010, file photo, tourists walk along a ridge at Death Valley National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley, File)
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Heat warnings posted for parts of B.C. as temperature records have tumbled

The B.C. Wildfire Service reports 10 fires in the last two days

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Fuller Lake Park has been a busy place during this stretch of hot weather. (Photo by Don Bodger)

July takes Island’s June weather extreme in the opposite direction

Last month’s precipitation well below normal even for a dry month

Fuller Lake Park has been a busy place during this stretch of hot weather. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Osoyoos was the hottest city in Canada on Tuesday (July 28) at 37.9 C, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay Image)

Osoyoos hottest spot in Canada, summer sun sparks heat warnings across B.C. Interior

Environment Canada predicting some cities likely to reach 40 C this afternoon

Osoyoos was the hottest city in Canada on Tuesday (July 28) at 37.9 C, according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay Image)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising that temperatures in the low 30s are forecast for Sunday and Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Environment Canada issues special weather statement warning of hot days ahead on the Island

Special weather statement forecasts temperatures in the low 30s Sunday and Monday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement advising that temperatures in the low 30s are forecast for Sunday and Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The fields across from Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre. The weather has been perfect for growing an abundance of crops, with a mix of sun and cloud throughout the past month. (Photo by Don Bodger)

EDITORIAL: Weather playing guessing games

Remember those near zero precipitation totals of July 2017 and ‘18?

The fields across from Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre. The weather has been perfect for growing an abundance of crops, with a mix of sun and cloud throughout the past month. (Photo by Don Bodger)
No early arrival for Vancouver Island summer this year

No early arrival for Vancouver Island summer this year

Nothing is normal during the pandemic, not even the weather here

No early arrival for Vancouver Island summer this year