Temperature: 7.6 °C at Butchart Gardens Temperature: 8.0 °C at Bayside Middle School Temperature: 6.0 °C at East Highlands District Firehall Temperature: 8.2 °C at Brentwood Elementary School Temperature: 6.6 °C at North Saanich Middle School Pressure: 1,017.4 hPA at Butchart Gardens Pressure: 1,017.8 hPA at Bayside Middle School Pressure: 1,018.5 hPA at East Highlands District Firehall Pressure: 1,018.7 hPA at Brentwood Elementary School Pressure: 1,020.0 hPA at North Saanich Middle School Pressure: 1,018.9 hPA at Cordova Bay Elementary School Pressure: 1,021.7 hPA at Deep Cove Elementary School Pressure: 1,018.6 hPA at Prospect Lake Elementary School Pressure: 1,017.4 hPA at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Humidity: 83.5 % at Butchart Gardens Humidity: 27.0 % at Bayside Middle School Humidity: 1.0 % at East Highlands District Firehall Humidity: 39.0 % at Brentwood Elementary School Humidity: 83.0 % at North Saanich Middle School Humidity: 1,018.9 % at Cordova Bay Elementary School Humidity: 1,021.7 % at Deep Cove Elementary School Humidity: 1,018.6 % at Prospect Lake Elementary School Humidity: 1,017.4 % at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Butchart Gardens Wind: 7.8 km/hr at Bayside Middle School Wind: 0.0 km/hr at East Highlands District Firehall Wind: 8.9 km/hr at Brentwood Elementary School Wind: 0.0 km/hr at North Saanich Middle School Wind: 1,018.9 km/hr at Cordova Bay Elementary School Wind: 0.0 km/hr at Deep Cove Elementary School Wind: 1,018.6 km/hr at Prospect Lake Elementary School Wind: 1,017.4 km/hr at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Wind Direction: 198.0 ° at Butchart Gardens Wind Direction: 251.2 ° at Bayside Middle School Wind Direction: 248.0 ° at East Highlands District Firehall Wind Direction: 286.8 ° at Brentwood Elementary School Wind Direction: 185.0 ° at North Saanich Middle School Wind Direction: 1,018.9 ° at Cordova Bay Elementary School Wind Direction: 276.0 ° at Deep Cove Elementary School Wind Direction: 1,018.6 ° at Prospect Lake Elementary School Wind Direction: 1,017.4 ° at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Rain: 0.0 mm at Butchart Gardens Rain: 0.0 mm at Bayside Middle School Rain: 0.0 mm at East Highlands District Firehall Rain: 0.0 mm at Brentwood Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at North Saanich Middle School Rain: 0.0 mm at Cordova Bay Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Deep Cove Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Prospect Lake Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Rain: 0.0 mm at Lochside Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at Sidney Elementary School Rain: 0.0 mm at RASC Victoria Centre Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Butchart Gardens Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Bayside Middle School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at East Highlands District Firehall Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Brentwood Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at North Saanich Middle School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Cordova Bay Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Deep Cove Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Prospect Lake Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Lochside Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at Sidney Elementary School Hourly Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr at RASC Victoria Centre Insolation: 5.0 W/m^2 at Butchart Gardens Insolation: 5.0 W/m^2 at Bayside Middle School Insolation: 0.6 W/m^2 at East Highlands District Firehall Insolation: 5.0 W/m^2 at Brentwood Elementary School Insolation: 5.0 W/m^2 at North Saanich Middle School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Cordova Bay Elementary School Insolation: 3.2 W/m^2 at Deep Cove Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Prospect Lake Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Lochside Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at Sidney Elementary School Insolation: 0.0 W/m^2 at RASC Victoria Centre UV Index: 0.0 index at Butchart Gardens UV Index: 0.0 index at Bayside Middle School UV Index: 0.0 index at East Highlands District Firehall UV Index: 0.0 index at Brentwood Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at North Saanich Middle School UV Index: 0.0 index at Cordova Bay Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Deep Cove Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Prospect Lake Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary UV Index: 0.0 index at Lochside Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at Sidney Elementary School UV Index: 0.0 index at RASC Victoria Centre Wind Rose: 198.0  at Butchart Gardens Wind Rose: 251.2  at Bayside Middle School Wind Rose: 248.0  at East Highlands District Firehall Wind Rose: 286.8  at Brentwood Elementary School Wind Rose: 185.0  at North Saanich Middle School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Cordova Bay Elementary School Wind Rose: 276.0  at Deep Cove Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Prospect Lake Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Wind Rose: 0.0  at Lochside Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Sidney Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at RASC Victoria Centre Wind Rose: 198.0  at Butchart Gardens Wind Rose: 251.2  at Bayside Middle School Wind Rose: 248.0  at East Highlands District Firehall Wind Rose: 286.8  at Brentwood Elementary School Wind Rose: 185.0  at North Saanich Middle School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Cordova Bay Elementary School Wind Rose: 276.0  at Deep Cove Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Prospect Lake Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Wind Rose: 0.0  at Lochside Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at Sidney Elementary School Wind Rose: 0.0  at RASC Victoria Centre Inside Temperature: 7.6 °C at Butchart Gardens Inside Temperature: 8.0 °C at Bayside Middle School Inside Temperature: 6.0 °C at East Highlands District Firehall Inside Temperature: 8.2 °C at Brentwood Elementary School Inside Temperature: 6.6 °C at North Saanich Middle School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cordova Bay Elementary School Inside Temperature: 276.0 °C at Deep Cove Elementary School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Prospect Lake Elementary School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Lochside Elementary School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at Sidney Elementary School Inside Temperature: 0.0 °C at RASC Victoria Centre Inside Humidity: 83.5 % at Butchart Gardens Inside Humidity: 27.0 % at Bayside Middle School Inside Humidity: 1.0 % at East Highlands District Firehall Inside Humidity: 39.0 % at Brentwood Elementary School Inside Humidity: 83.0 % at North Saanich Middle School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Cordova Bay Elementary School Inside Humidity: 276.0 % at Deep Cove Elementary School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Prospect Lake Elementary School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Lochside Elementary School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at Sidney Elementary School Inside Humidity: 0.0 % at RASC Victoria Centre Dewpoint Temperature: 83.5 °C at Butchart Gardens Dewpoint Temperature: 27.0 °C at Bayside Middle School Dewpoint Temperature: 1.0 °C at East Highlands District Firehall Dewpoint Temperature: 39.0 °C at Brentwood Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 83.0 °C at North Saanich Middle School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cordova Bay Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 276.0 °C at Deep Cove Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Prospect Lake Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Lochside Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at Sidney Elementary School Dewpoint Temperature: 0.0 °C at RASC Victoria Centre Surface Temperature: 7.6 °C at Butchart Gardens Surface Temperature: 8.0 °C at Bayside Middle School Surface Temperature: 6.0 °C at East Highlands District Firehall Surface Temperature: 8.2 °C at Brentwood Elementary School Surface Temperature: 6.6 °C at North Saanich Middle School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cordova Bay Elementary School Surface Temperature: 276.0 °C at Deep Cove Elementary School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Prospect Lake Elementary School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Lochside Elementary School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at Sidney Elementary School Surface Temperature: 0.0 °C at RASC Victoria Centre Temperature at 30 cm: 7.6 °C at Butchart Gardens Temperature at 30 cm: 8.0 °C at Bayside Middle School Temperature at 30 cm: 6.0 °C at East Highlands District Firehall Temperature at 30 cm: 8.2 °C at Brentwood Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 6.6 °C at North Saanich Middle School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Cordova Bay Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 276.0 °C at Deep Cove Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Prospect Lake Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Lochside Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at Sidney Elementary School Temperature at 30 cm: 0.0 °C at RASC Victoria Centre
2024-02-15:

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

Maps of the Latest Data at All Stations

See below for more information.

Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, West Shore, Gulf Islands, Greater Victoria. Also Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Nanaimo

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

This figure shows an overview of the current dewpoint 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 holding your 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.

This page took 67.2 ms to generate.

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.
Creative Commons License

Valid HTML 5
Powered By UVic EOSC
Last Modified: June 25 2021 14:00:02.