Saturday, April 16, 2016

unseasonable warmth... (pm.16.apr.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 65.1F (18.4C)
High temp: 83.6F (28.7C)
Rainfall: none

Take a look at the high temperature for the day -- 83.6ºF/28.7ºC -- the warmest I have recorded since the 18th of June last year.  And speaking of last year, we didn't have a temp as warm as today's until the 6th of May, so we are indeed ahead of schedule with this kind of warmth this early in the season.  Not only here, but all across the Indian subcontinent an unusually early heatwave is in progress -- it reached 111ºF/44ºC in Delhi this afternoon.

The sun was by far the main player for us today, though we did have some very thin high clouds at times, along with a moderate build-up of mountain cumulus for a few hours between late morning and mid-afternoon.  There are only some scattered high clouds around the area as sunset approaches.

The big ridge of high pressure responsible for our totally dry and unseasonably warm weather the past few days is going to be breaking down during the coming 24-36 hours.  We're going to go back into an unstable and unsettled period starting tomorrow (Sun) afternoon/evening that will remain with us to one degree or another through much of next week.  Already our risk of a thundershower is starting to creep upward, with a good chance of some significant shower and thunderstorm action between Sunday evening and early Tuesday morning, especially.  Upper-level energy will spin across north India a few times between tomorrow and Friday, giving us at least a mentionable chance of showers/thunder each 24 hour period.

Temperatures will also start to go down, though we should stay in the pleasantly warm range, apart from some brief cool weather in the midst of showery periods.

APRIL DAILY STATS can be found on a tab above, along with forecast details on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK.