Sunday, September 27, 2015

a better situation... (pm.27.sep.15)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 58.2F (14.6C)
High temp: 69.8F (21.0C)
Rainfall: none

It's a pleasant Sunday evening -- with partly cloudy skies at dusk and the humidity hovering around 60%.  Maybe I missed it, but I don't think there was so much as a single drop of rain today, as sunshine was much more pronounced than it has been in about the last ten days or so.  I aso recorded the warmest high temperature since last Monday.

There were some random mainly light showers along the mountains of Himachal Pradesh early this morning and again during the mid- late afternoon hours, but none of those managed to threaten us here in McLeod.  Finally we're getting the first tastes of this latest drying trend which is expected to kick in in earnest during the coming few days.  All of the computer model data is painting a very rosy picture for most of northwest into central India this week, as a big ridge of high pressure develops over Rajasthan.  That's exactly what should be happening during the last several days of September, so let's see if we can really reap some tangible rewards.

As long as we don't get too much mainly afternoon cloud development here along the mountain slopes, we should see gradually warmer temperatures as this week unfolds -- taking us a few degrees above normal by Thursday.  Keep an eye on THE TRANSITION TO AUTUMN for any upcoming official monsoon withdrawal declarations from the IMD, and THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK -- both available on tabs at the top of the page.