Current Conditions

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Current Weather

The Grist Mill has its own weather station on site; here are the latest conditions, updated automatically every few minutes. (Last updated:   10 mins ago)

Current temp:   11.0 °C outside |   20.9 °C inside | Today’s High:   21.9 °C | Today’s Low:   10.0 °C

Humidity:   37 % | Trend:   Stable | Pressure:   1020.9 hPa

Wind:   8 km/h from the   SE | Gusts:   11 km/h

Rain:   0.0 mm | Current Rate:   0.0 mm/h | Monthly Total:   0.2 mm

Calculated Cloud Base:   1800 m

Solar:   0 W/m² | UV:   0.00Sunrise:   5:25 am | Sunset:   8:26 pm

Moon Phase:   Waning Crescent | Moonrise:   4:27 am | Moonset:   4:14 pm

Lightning:  Interactive map of live lighting strikes around the world.

Weather Alerts





Night Sky

The Lower Similkameen is known for its exceptionally dark nights and clear skies; the only downside is that our steep valley limits the view of the horizon. What’s in the sky tonight?

Virtual Sky

You can change the settings for this projection by hovering your mouse over the star map and pressing the “?” button.


You might also be interested in a list of bright satellites going overhead today (just be sure to update the the page to your present location).

Space Weather

Are we likely to see an aurora tonight? Here is the current forecast for Aurora Borealis.

The latest Ovation aurora prediction plot and animation


You can also access more details than you can imagine about the “weather” in space, right now:


This section automatically updates regularly with any confirmed earthquakes in the region. For more detailed information, click on the link below the table.

Canada Earthquakes of the last 30 days (<= 200 km)
RegionMagnitudeDistance to
Local Time
28 km E of Merritt, BC/28 km E de Merritt, BC 2.2 112 km (70 mi) Sun, 2021-05-02 21:56:49 PDT
30 km E of Merritt, BC/30 km E de Merritt, BC 1.5 115 km (72 mi) Mon, 2021-04-26 17:27:34 PDT
55 km SE of Abbotsford, BC/55 km SE de Abbotsford, BC 1.7 169 km (105 mi) Mon, 2021-04-26 02:12:40 PDT
55 km S of Abbotsford, BC/55 km S de Abbotsford, BC 2.4 172 km (107 mi) Mon, 2021-04-26 00:50:47 PDT
55 km SE of Abbotsford, BC/55 km SE de Abbotsford, BC 1.6 170 km (105 mi) Thu, 2021-04-22 17:24:04 PDT
17 km N of Abbotsford, BC/17 km N de Abbotsford, BC 1.7 177 km (110 mi) Tue, 2021-04-20 15:40:21 PDT
9 km NE of Abbotsford, BC/9 km NE de Abbotsford, BC 1.8 173 km (108 mi) Tue, 2021-04-20 14:03:24 PDT
40 km S of Abbotsford, BC/40 km S de Abbotsford, BC 1.2 186 km (116 mi) Sat, 2021-04-17 22:36:36 PDT
12 km NE of Abbotsford, BC/12 km NE de Abbotsford, BC 1.5 168 km (105 mi) Tue, 2021-04-13 14:44:02 PDT
33 km NW of Princeton, BC/33 km NO de Princeton, BC 1.7 89 km (55 mi) Sun, 2021-04-11 05:01:26 PDT

In the last 30 days 10 earthquakes were recorded within 200 km of us.

Information provided by Natural Resources Canada

Recent News/Recent Significant Earthquake Reports

Similkameen River

The Similkameen River is the backbone of our valley and provides numerous recreation opportunities, including swimming, tubing, fishing and more–but river conditions are always changing. These readings are from a gauge at the Canada/USA border, just south of us.

Water Temperature (last 7 days)

USGS Water-data graph for site 12442500

River Level (gauge height) (last 7 days)

USGS Water-data graph for site 12442500

Discharge (flow) Rate (last 7 days)

USGS Water-data graph for site 12442500

More Locations

Real-time information is also available for the Similkameen River near Hedley and on the nearest upstream tributary, the Ashnola River.


Kamloops Fire Centre Information (current campfire/burn bans, wildfire status and more)

Current Venting Forecast (Open burning anything larger than a campfire is only allowed if the weather is suitable to clear the smoke. The Venting Index measures the amount of low level winds and turbulence.)


BC Wildfire Map (Interactive Map)

Flights Overhead (Interactive Map)
What flights are currently passing overhead? Click on any aircraft on the map to learn its origin and destination, and much more.

BC Snow Stations (Interactive Map)
Automated Weather Station Data for current snow levels – Useful to estimate spring flooding risk.

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