Saturday, October 3, 2015

crowd-friendly weather... (pm.03.oct.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 60.4F (15.8C)
High temp: 73.7F (23.2C)
Rainfall: none

Today marks one full week without a drop of rain.  The season has indeed changed.  We've got a few clouds lingering along the mountain slopes at dusk this evening, otherwise it's mostly clear but rather hazy.  Our morning was fully sunny once again, but we did have a fairly impressive amount of cloud development here along the Dhauladhars during the afternoon which limited the sunshine off and on for a few hours.  Humidity was a bit higher today that it was several days this past week -- averaging close to 55%.

This place is still absolutely choked with tourists.  Tons of traffic.  Crowds everywhere.  And the weather remains extremely crowd-friendly, with our predominance of sunshine and very comfortable temperatures.  The last few days I've been talking about a disturbance/circulation center in the upper atmosphere which is dropping in from the northwest.  This feature is accompanied by some cooler air aloft, and that's been enough to trigger some isolated thundershowers across Kashmir this afternoon.  We may be in line for some of that action as well tomorrow (Sun), as this upper-level feature swings across the area.  Otherwise we'll continue the trend of sun mixed with occasional clouds, along with seasonably comfortable temps.

Our atmosphere should stabilize once again on Monday, and remain generally quiet and calm throughout most of next week.  Check out forecast details on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab at the top of the page.  Also, a full recap/wrap of this year's recently ended monsoon can be found on MONSOON 2015: RAINFALL TALLY, also on a tab above.