Monday, September 14, 2015

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 57.0F (13.9C) -- at 6:00pm during rain
High temp: 71.2F (21.8C)
Rainfall: 1.50" (3.8cm) -- updated @ 8:05pm

This afternoon and evening's rain shower action seems to be coming to an end at this very moment, with the clouds breaking up rapidly as well.  The morning started off characteristically sunny, but it was already becoming partly to mostly cloudy by about 10:30am, and then completely overcast with some fog by about 1:00pm.  There were some brief, light rain showers between 2:00 and 4:00pm, but it wasn't until after 5:00pm that we started to get a few waves of heavy downpours.  The rainfall report (stats above) does not reflect what has happened during the past couple of hours, so check back later this evening for an update.

Normal/average rainfall for the month of September is very close to 16 inches (40.5cm) -- which makes it the third wettest month of the entire year.  As of earlier this afternoon, we'd only received about 6.5" (16.5cm) for the month, so we've been running well behind the pace.

Although the computer models' projections and the overall weather pattern have been very uneventful for most of northwest India recently, the ground-truth reality here along the front slopes of the Himalayan ranges is a different story.  It's what we deal with each and every year.  We should stay prepared for a good amount of mainly morning sun followed by cloud development by mid-day into the afternoon hours -- and then periods of showers/thunder around the area during the afternoons/evenings.

Explore tabs above for THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK and plenty of other info that will help you better understand the nature and character of our climate here in McLeod Ganj.