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Muted sun shines over the path along the Gorge Waterway. March 26, 2018. (Astrid Braunschmidt/CTV Vancouver Island)
Yesterday afternoon: grey, rainy and windy
This afternoon: sunny skies!
Tomorrow afternoon: grey, rainy and windy. Again.
Spring’s unsettled weather pattern is going strong on Vancouver Island. Today is ok. A few showers here and there, but otherwise pleasant with some clearing this afternoon. Tomorrow is another story. It’s Friday the 13th. Many people consider it an unlucky day. Maybe it is for us, in a weather sense. Tomorrow, Friday April 13th, another Pacific storm delivers rainy, windy weather to Vancouver Island.
Wind warnings are already up for East Vancouver Island between Fanny Bay and Campbell River, and over to the Sunshine Coast. Southeasterly winds are expected to be strong early in the morning, with gusts up to 90km/h.
Heavy rain hits the west coast first, sweeping across the island throughout the day. The majority of the rain will be measured inland in the next 48 hours.
The weekend sees some improvement, but weather is still variable both Saturday and Sunday.
You’re not alone if you feel like spring has been annoyingly unsettled. I tweeted last night that I am craving a long stretch of sunny, warm, DRY weather.
At best I can offer up a chance of a couple of days in a row next week when the rain will hold off, at least in the Capital Region: Monday-Tuesday.