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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

meagre rainfall... (pm.03.apr.13)>

Wednesday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 57.0F (13.9C)
Afternoon high temp: 69.8F (21.0C)
Rainfall: trace

Thundershowers late this afternoon were brief, and produced only enough rainfall to wet the ground in the upper part of town.  As sunset approaches, we have clouds over the Dhauladhars, but mostly clear skies to the west and south.  Although today was slightly cooler than the last couple of days, it ended up quite a bit warmer than expected, as sunshine held on for the majority of the day.

Our strung-out, disorganized and weak area of disturbed weather in the upper atmosphere remains anchored to our northwest, but has been able to produce nothing other than some widely scattered shower and thundershower action from northern Pakistan through Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand today.  Despite a light shower this morning around 8am and that late afternoon round of thunder, I haven't received enough rain to measure in my gauge.  There could be some development yet during the overnight hours, with the risk of an isolated thundershower tomorrow (Thu), otherwise there seems to be nothing to get very excited about.

A dry and quiet northwesterly flow will develop in the mid- and upper-levels during the next 24 hours, followed by a building ridge of high pressure over the weekend.  The risk of PM thunder over the mountains can't be ruled out this time of year, otherwise it looks like we're in line for a sunny and dry period for several days.  After a brief cool-down, temperatures should rise to their warmest of 2013 (and even a bit above normal for early April) by Sunday and Monday.

Further ahead, a spell of wet weather is possible by the middle of next week.  Your complete CURRENT FORECAST is on the tab above.