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Today's temperatures -- both low and high -- were by far the coldest of the season up til now.

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 64.2F (17.9C)
High temp: 77.3F (25.2C)
Rainfall: 0.23" (6mm)

Our humidity this morning hit 95%, with a period of fog and light rain showers, but then dropped as low as 72% during the mid- to late afternoon hours.  It was looking and feeling truly like the middle of monsoon season early this morning, but the dramatic clearing and drop in humidity starting during the noon hour shows us that we are not quite there yet.  This evening it is partly cloudy and hazy, with the tops of some thundershowers visible across the mountains to the north.

The moisture content of our air mass will remain quite high throughout the week, and into the weekend.  Any little disturbance in the middle and higher levels of the atmosphere wobbling or drifting overhead will stir up more showers and thundershowers -- which could happen at any time of the day or night.  Rainfall amounts since our big thunderstorm early Saturday afternoon have been light, but that could change at a moment's notice.

The leading edge of this year's monsoon continues to march northwestward at a steady pace, as a juicy tropical airmass gains more and more ground across India and Nepal.  We're still about a week away from the average date for official monsoon onset here in the Dharamsala area, but as we know, we almost always have several days of genuine monsoon conditions under our belt before the IMD catches up.  Check the progress, JUNE DAILY STATS, and other info on tabs above.