Checking the Vancouver hourly weather as well as Squamish and Whistler can help you figure out what the wind is going to be like that day. For example, when it is cooler in Vancouver and hotter in Squamish and Whistler, you can almost guarantee a thermal wind in Squamish. There are a few ways to forecast the wind:
THE HOWE SOUND MARINE FORECAST
Apart from the Vancouver hourly weather, the Howe Sound Marine forecast is a great site to forecast the wind. It is almost always accurate and updated regularly. You can follow the link here: https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=02&siteID=06400
THE TEMPERATURE GRADIENT
Instead of searching for Vancouver hourly weather and then Squamish hourly weather and then Whistler hourly weather etc, you can just look on the temperature gradient and see all the temperatures at the same time. Again, you want to see more heat in the north than the south- this is a great indication that there will be wind. In general, he greater the difference in temperature, the stronger the wind will be. You can find the site here: http://wtfbc.ca/temp.php
SUN SUN SUN
If you see sun in the Vancouver hourly weather forecast then we are almost guaranteed to have wind. Sun brings heat and heat brings wind, so the sun is a great indicator for wind! We do often have wind when it’s cloudy as well. These winds are more frontal than thermal and can be a bit more gusty.
WIND GURU- NO!
Wind Guru is NOT a good wind forecaster in Squamish. Wind Guru does nor forecast thermal winds and that is what we mostly have here. So please don’t trust Wind Guru or you will miss out on lots of windy days here in Squamish.
If you have any questions on forecasting the wind and Vancouver hourly weather, feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email and we will be happy to help!