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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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The haze is still with us early this morning, but there are zero clouds around at the moment.  It's been a quiet night, with no rainfall to report, and an overnight low of 59.5F (15.3C).

Yesterday a large area of showers and thunderstorms tracked across Kashmir, to our north.  And last night, another significant batch of thundershowers developed near Lahore, and passed by well to our south.  That has left us high and dry, as an upper-level disturbance moves across northern India.  Since Sunday afternoon the computer models had been looking less impressive in terms of rainfall for us, and that has indeed been the case thus far.  Still, there could be isolated thundershower development today somewhere around the area -- otherwise more hazy sunshine mixed with occasional clouds will be the scenario.

Another couple of minor disturbances will come rippling across north India between late Wednesday and Friday, so it is still smart to keep in mind the risk of a period or two of showers/thunder -- especially on Thursday into Friday.  Actually, in spite of a moderately unstable atmosphere, the latent moisture in the air which has been hanging around since late Saturday will be starting to retreat, so any thundershower action will probably not be very widespread or heavy... if it gets going at all.

Our temperatures have dropped several degrees from where they were most of last week, and we're now actually running a bit below normal for the tail end of April.  There will be some moderation over the course of the next several days, but it's still looking comfortable, overall, as we move into the first week of May.

Forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.  There's also a lot of other info about normal/average conditions in McLeod Ganj on those tabs... in case you haven't checked them out before.