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Sunday, October 24, 2010

sunday afternoon (24oct)>

satellite pics are showing glorious clear skies across northern india this afternoon, except for clusters of cumulus clouds over the mountain peaks.  the weather pattern is calm and quiet, and should remain that way for most of the coming week.  temperatures aloft will continue to warm up, day by day, and that will keep the atmosphere stable.  the only problem with a stable atmosphere is that it can sometimes trap cool air and moisture near the surface, which can lead to patchy haze and fog.  we'll have to watch out for that... but for the most part, sunshine is going to be the dominant weather feature for a few more days.  the next "weather maker" will start to appear by late thursday, but more likely on friday into the weekend.  rain chances will be on the increase once again, with snow in the higher elevations... well above mcleod ganj, dharamkot and naddi.

THANKS AGAIN to my local observers (you know who you are!) for keeping me posted with regard to local temperatures, rainfall data and fog/cloud conditions (all of which can vary widely across our area).  high/low temps in the forecast are for upper mcleod ganj, so a general rule of thumb is to add on about 2-3C (4-6F) for locations from just below the main market, down to the main temple area.  of course the opposite applies to areas from tushita up to dharamkot and naddi, where you can subtract 1-2C (2-4F).  anyone is invited to share observations or perspectives... just leave a note on the "comments" section.

SUNDAY NIGHT: skies becoming mostly clear.
low: 11C (51F)

MONDAY: sunshine... with just a few afternoon clouds over the mountains.
high: 17C (63F)

TUESDAY: mostly sunny and pleasant.
high: 18C (64F)

WEDNESDAY: sunny to partly cloudy skies.
high: 18C (65F)

THURSDAY: partly cloudy, breezy and mild.  chance of a shower or thundershower by late afternoon.
high: 19C (66F)

FRIDAY: partly to mostly cloudy, windy at times, with a good chance of some showers and/or thunderstorms.
high: 17C (63F)