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Friday, October 15, 2010

friday evening (15oct)>

now THIS is nice weather... we have mostly clear skies this evening, with just a few clouds hugging the mountains, after a day with lots of sunshine.  i recorded a high temp in upper mcleod ganj of 22.2C/72F, which is the warmest since the 9th of september.

it really is nice to be finally into a quiet and mostly sunny weather pattern, after the afternoon clouds, gloom and showers which have dominated since the official end of the monsoon.  it is unusually warm in the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere, relative to temperatures at the surface, and that's what is creating the stability which is keeping the clouds and rain at bay.  as i mentioned this morning... there is a little "fly in the ointment" on the horizon, however.  a pocket of moisture and instability is expected to form just to our south and east over the course of the next few days, which will increase rain chances from near shimla through uttar anchal and into nepal.  although the best chances of afternoon thundershowers will remain to our southeast, there is at least a slight risk that our near-perfect weather could be spoiled as we head into the new week.  just something to keep an eye on...

FRIDAY NIGHT: clear skies.  mild.
low: 16C (61F)

SATURDAY: lots of morning sun.  a few clouds during the afternoon.  quite warm for october.
high: 22C (72F)

SUNDAY: sunshine in the morning, a mix of clouds and sun in the PM.  still on the warm side...
high: 22C (72F)

MONDAY: mostly sunny AM, partly to mostly cloudy PM, with a slight chance of a thundershower.
high: 21C (70F)

TUESDAY: partly sunny skies, with a brief afternoon thundershower possible.
high: 21C (70F)

WEDNESDAY: mix of sun and clouds, with a chance of an afternoon thundershower.
high: 21C (69F)