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Monday, June 27, 2016

humidity reigns... (pm.27.jun.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 64.2F (17.9C)
High temp: 73.5F (23.1C)
Rainfall: 0.31" (8mm)

We're getting some glimpses of hazy sun through the extensive patchy cloudiness around the area this evening, as humidity holds right around 82-85%.  It has been one of the most humid days of the season and the year, though rainfall again failed to impress.  During the wee hours of the morning there was almost continuous thunder rumbling, but that only translated into a very light amount of rain, with a bit more in the form of steadier showers between about 8:00 and 11:30am.  We had some thick fog at times during the first part of the day as well, but the sun made some decent appearances during the PM.

A full six days into the official monsoon season of 2016, and we've only had just over an inch of rain -- at least at my particular spot on Tushita Road in the upper part of town.  But the moisture content of the atmosphere is flirting with monsoon levels, with daily humidity averages now attempting to push above 80%.  Genuine tropical moisture continues to invade, and will keep humidity very high into this weekend, at least.  Large areas of rain and thunder will be scattered across Himalayan north India as well, so it's only a matter of time until we find ourselves underneath one that produces a major amount of rainfall -- and that could happen at any time of the day or night.

Temperatures are now kind of a non-issue, and will remain so right through the monsoon.  By non-issue, I mean that there won't be much variation between day and night and from day to day, as they hold mainly between about 63ºF/17ºC and 79ºF/26ºC.

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