Temperature: 9.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Temperature: 11.3 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Temperature: 12.4 °C at Vancouver Island University Temperature: 4.3 °C at Timberline Secondary Pressure: 1,016.7 hPA at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Pressure: 1,016.5 hPA at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Pressure: 1,016.5 hPA at Vancouver Island University Pressure: 1,017.4 hPA at Timberline Secondary Pressure: 1,018.5 hPA at Airport Elementary School Pressure: 1,018.2 hPA at Cumberland Community School Pressure: 1,017.1 hPA at Cortes Island School Humidity: 46.0 % at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Humidity: 100.0 % at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Humidity: 28.2 % at Vancouver Island University Humidity: 100.0 % at Timberline Secondary Humidity: 1,018.5 % at Airport Elementary School Humidity: 1,018.2 % at Cumberland Community School Humidity: 1,017.1 % at Cortes Island School Wind: 3.0 km/hr at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Vancouver Island University Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Timberline Secondary Wind: 1.1 km/hr at Airport Elementary School Wind: 1,018.2 km/hr at Cumberland Community School Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Cortes Island School Wind Direction: 26.9 ° at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind Direction: 327.5 ° at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind Direction: 360.0 ° at Vancouver Island University Wind Direction: 71.0 ° at Timberline Secondary Wind Direction: 263.0 ° at Airport Elementary School Wind Direction: 1,018.2 ° at Cumberland Community School Wind Direction: 105.0 ° at Cortes Island School Rain: 0.0 mm at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Rain: 0.0 mm at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Rain: 0.0 mm at Vancouver Island University Rain: 0.0 mm at Timberline Secondary Rain: 0.0 mm at Airport Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Cumberland Community School Rain: 0.0 mm at Cortes Island 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 Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Vancouver Island University Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Timberline Secondary Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Airport Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Cumberland Community School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Cortes Island School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Fulford Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Vancouver Island University Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Timberline Secondary Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Airport Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Cumberland Community School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Cortes Island 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 Race Rocks Ecological Reserve UV Index: 0.0 index at Vancouver Island University UV Index: 0.0 index at Timberline Secondary UV Index: 0.0 index at Airport Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Cumberland Community School UV Index: 0.0 index at Cortes Island School UV Index: 0.0 index at Fulford Elementary School Wind Rose: 26.9  at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind Rose: 327.5  at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind Rose: 360.0  at Vancouver Island University Wind Rose: 71.0  at Timberline Secondary Wind Rose: 263.0  at Airport Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Cumberland Community School Wind Rose: 105.0  at Cortes Island School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Fulford Elementary School Wind Rose: 26.9  at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Wind Rose: 327.5  at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Wind Rose: 360.0  at Vancouver Island University Wind Rose: 71.0  at Timberline Secondary Wind Rose: 263.0  at Airport Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Cumberland Community School Wind Rose: 105.0  at Cortes Island School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Fulford Elementary School Inside Temperature: 9.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Inside Temperature: 11.3 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Inside Temperature: 12.4 °C at Vancouver Island University Inside Temperature: 4.3 °C at Timberline Secondary Inside Temperature: 263.0 °C at Airport Elementary School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cumberland Community School Inside Temperature: 105.0 °C at Cortes Island School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School Inside Humidity: 46.0 % at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Inside Humidity: 100.0 % at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Inside Humidity: 28.2 % at Vancouver Island University Inside Humidity: 100.0 % at Timberline Secondary Inside Humidity: 263.0 % at Airport Elementary School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Cumberland Community School Inside Humidity: 105.0 % at Cortes Island School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Fulford Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 46.0 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Dewpoint Temperature: 100.0 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Dewpoint Temperature: 28.2 °C at Vancouver Island University Dewpoint Temperature: 100.0 °C at Timberline Secondary Dewpoint Temperature: 263.0 °C at Airport Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cumberland Community School Dewpoint Temperature: 105.0 °C at Cortes Island School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School Surface Temperature: 9.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Surface Temperature: 11.3 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Surface Temperature: 12.4 °C at Vancouver Island University Surface Temperature: 4.3 °C at Timberline Secondary Surface Temperature: 263.0 °C at Airport Elementary School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cumberland Community School Surface Temperature: 105.0 °C at Cortes Island School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 9.6 °C at Ian Stewart Complex/Mt. Douglas High School Temperature at 30 cm: 11.3 °C at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve Temperature at 30 cm: 12.4 °C at Vancouver Island University Temperature at 30 cm: 4.3 °C at Timberline Secondary Temperature at 30 cm: 263.0 °C at Airport Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Cumberland Community School Temperature at 30 cm: 105.0 °C at Cortes Island School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Fulford Elementary School
2024-02-15:

We're in the news: Funding dries up for Island's school-based weather network

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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Disclaimer:

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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