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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

reaching a new high... (pm.19.may.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 60.6F (15.9C) -- at 7:45pm during thundershower
High temp: 87.8F (31.0C)
Rainfall: 0.11" (3mm) -- as of 8:45pm

Our sky has turned mostly cloudy this evening, as some towering cumulus clouds attempt to transform themselves into isolated thundershowers.  I haven't seen any rain drops yet, but there could be some.  My thermometer in the upper part of town reached it's highest point of the season and the year (see stats above) this afternoon, thanks to abundant sunshine throughout the day shining furiously on this summertime air mass in place.

We've quickly gone from temperatures several degrees below normal for mid-May to temps a few degrees above normal -- all in the space of about 48 hours.  A typically hot summer air mass is sprawled all across central and northern India now, and probably won't be going anywhere for a while.  Here on the northern fringes of that bubble of hot air we'll see a few weak upper-level disturbances move through, and that could stir up a few random/isolated thundershowers in the vicinity of the mountains, mainly during the late afternoon and evening hours.  Otherwise, sunny to partly cloudy skies should dominate as we progress through the rest of the week.  Average humidity levels should be dropping as well, decreasing the moisture source needed to fuel any significant rainfall.

I really don't expect our temperatures to warm more than another couple of degrees (ºF) at the most... but it's already warm enough, and not far from the warmest it ever gets (about 92F/33C) here in McLeod Ganj during this, or any time of the year.

Get a look at the details on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab at the top of the page.