Wednesday October 19, 2022 | WEST SHORE & GREATER VICTORIA, BC [Updated October 21, 2022]
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
Update Oct 21: sunny weekend ahead with seasonably warm temperatures, before heading into an extended period of fall rain.
===== As posted October 19, 2022:
South Vancouver Island is about to see a big weather shift.
Rain in the Environment Canada forecast for Friday October 21 for Greater Victoria will usher in a period of several rainy days.
This will put something of an end to the three-and-half-month drought that has mounted since the last rainfall of any significance back on July 7 in the Greater Victoria and south Vancouver Island area.
Daytime temperatures will also fall significantly from the summer-like weather that the south island region has been enjoyed deep into October.
Friday’s high is forecast as 11°C with a low of 8°C, holding at a high of 11°C for Saturday, then hovering in the 12°C to 13°C range for Sunday through Tuesday.
The extended warmer weather has been a boon for some agricultural sectors and back-yard gardeners.
But extended drought has hardened the soil and may lead to conditions of flooding if rain can’t be absorbed quickly enough in the coming days.
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