Wednesday, August 26, 2015

from sun to fog... (pm.26.aug.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 63.5F (17.5C)
High temp: 74.8F (23.8C)
Rainfall: trace

Again, we're ending the day in stark contrast to the way we started -- with thick fog and low visibilities as opposed to bright sunshine.  Up until about 1:30pm, the day was one of the nicest we've seen this monsoon season, with full sunshine early, giving way to a mix of clouds and sun.  I recorded the warmest temperature of the month (see stats above) just before 1:00pm.  But exactly like yesterday, the clouds thicked considerably during the remainder of the afternoon, leaving us fogged in for the late afternoon and evening hours.  I witnessed a few random, brief sprinkles of rain, but not enough to measure.

Satellite pics show some very isolated showers mainly along the mountain ranges here in Himachal Pradesh this evening, but we've escaped any of that in our immediate area -- for now.  There could be a random shower until 10:00pm or so, then our skies should clear out during the overnight hours, with morning sunshine expected once again on Thursday.  The data is pointing to an increasing risk of at least scattered rain showers/thunder as we approach and head into the weekend -- so just continue to be aware that the few hours of sunshine we get will not last.  Sudden downpours could occur at any time.

Extended range data keeps showing an unusually quiet pattern for the first week of September.  Historically and climatologically, it's too early to call an end to the monsoon season by then, but we may get off rather easy compared to what we've dealt with the last few years...

Rainfall reports and THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK can be found on tabs above.