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Monday, April 8, 2013

genuine warmth... (pm.08.apr.13)>

Monday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 58.8F (14.9C)
Afternoon high temp: 75.0F (23.9C) -- warmest of 2013
Rainfall: none

Apart from a thin layer of high clouds and some haze, skies are mostly clear just before sunset this evening.  Our high temp of 75F was exactly on target, and a couple of degrees warmer than our previous high of 2013 which occurred on Saturday.  After a cooler than normal start to the month, today's temps have actually been slightly above average for this stage of April.

We have a broad and strong ridge of high pressure across much of India to thank for this stellar weather.  The atmosphere is stable, humidity is low, and temperatures warm -- which is the normal state of circumstances this time of the year.  On average, the only drier month here in the Dharamsala area is November.

There are some changes on the way, but right now they are not looking terribly dramatic.  A storm system lurking to our west, centered over extreme southern Afghanistan, is moving in our direction.  It will sweep across northern India on Wednesday into early Thursday, but will have weakened considerably by then -- only providing us with a chance of a few scattered (and generally light) showers and/or thundershowers.  If we get anything close to 1cm (0.40") of rainfall, I'll be surprised.

Temperatures will dip slightly as this system passes, but should rebound fairly quickly during the latter part of the week.  There are plenty of obvious reasons that April is one of the most popular months of the year in McLeod Ganj!

Check the CURRENT FORECAST tab above for the latest 5-day outlook.