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Saturday, May 4, 2013

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We have sunshine and some light haze early on this Saturday morning.  Humidity is just 32%, and I've recorded an overnight low of 63.3F (17.4C) - which is the new warmest of the season.

It looks nearly for certain that the temperature will hit 80F here at my location on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center this afternoon, for the first time this year.  That means, of course, that it's going to be plain HOT further down the hill in Dharamsala, and especially in Kangra, where temps will be pushing 100F (37C) today.  By the way, the LOCAL TEMPS tab at the top of the page gives a general guide to the variation in temps at different locations around our area, in case you haven't checked it out before.

The only potential interruption to the sunshine and warmth will be some instability-induced clouds over the mountains during the afternoon hours, and perhaps an isolated thundershower both tomorrow (Sun) afternoon and on Monday, as a weak disturbance passes through.  This disturbance will have very little moisture to work with so I'm not expecting a very good chance of measurable rainfall at this point.  Still, it's something to keep an eye on in the midst of all the early summertime activities going on.

It still looks like we'll be experiencing above normal early May temps all the way into at least the middle of next week -- with hazy sun and occasional clouds, but only very small chances of any significant rainfall.

The CURRENT FORECAST can always be found on the tab above.