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Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Sunday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 52.9F (11.6C)
Afternoon high temp: 68.5F (20.3C)
Rainfall: 0.31" (8mm)

Our skies have rapidly cleared again before sunset this evening, after a round of thundershowers which drifted down from the mountains late this afternoon.  We've had quite the variety of weather on this Easter Sunday (and final day of March), with beautiful sunny skies for most of the morning, and then that round of thunder, briefly heavy rain and even a spell of small hail between about 3:30 and 4:30pm.

The weather pattern across our part of the world is quiet, but we're still dealing with some afternoon instability, due to the great disparity between temperatures at different levels of the atmosphere.  Although the air should be warming up in the upper-levels, it could still be unstable enough tomorrow (Mon) afternoon for more thundershower development over the mountains.  Otherwise, we should get to enjoy plenty of sunshine with temperatures near the warmest of 2013 to greet the month of April.

Late Tuesday into Wednesday yet another upper-level disturbance will drop in from the west-northwest, providing us with the potential for occasionally showery conditions, while sending temps downward again.  We should clear out again by Thursday, as a very dry airmass settles into our area for the end of the week.  April, by the way, is the second driest month of the year in Dharamsala, on average.

The outlook for the next 5 days can always be found on the CURRENT FORECAST tab above.