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Saturday, March 9, 2013

a changing pattern... (pm.09.mar.13)>

An upper-level disturbance is making its way across the western Himalayas this evening, and will be the main influence on our weather between now and Sunday.  The main batch of energy, as expected, is passing to the north of us, but there remains a chance of a couple of showers and/or thundershowers popping up.  There has been no rainfall for the month of March up until today, so any rain would be more than welcome -- especially after our recent extended streak of dry and unseasonably mild weather.

The pattern is now shifting into a more active phase.  A weak ridge of high pressure will attempt to build back in on Monday and early Tuesday, but then the next storm system is still on track for the middle of the coming week.  Showers and thunderstorms will be more likely on Wednesday and Thursday, as temperatures bounce up and down, but trend generally downward compared to what we've been enjoying during the past 9 days or so.

I'm not in McLeod Ganj now, and won't be returning for a couple of weeks -- so I'll be able only to provide abbreviated updates.  Feel free to post your own observations and information via the comments section below.