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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

the sun and the rain... (pm.14.aug.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 64.2F (17.9C)

High temp: 73.2F (22.9C)
Rainfall: 1.38" (3.5cm) -- updated @ 7:50pm

At the moment there are no rain showers here in the middle of the McLeod Ganj market, but a 360º view shows scattered showers remaining in the vicinity this evening.  Once again we started off with some decent periods of sunshine during the early to mid-morning -- with glimpses of sun popping in and out throughout the rest of the day as well, actually.  But we've also had to contend with numerous periods of rain showers this afternoon and early evening, especially between roughly 2:30 and about 5:30pm.  Some of those showers were briefly moderate to heavy, and have put a larger amount in my rain gauge today than I recorded yesterday.  Humidity was as low as 74% around 9:30am, but has gone back above 90% since the afternoon.

The weather pattern is going pretty much according to expectations, as we find ourselves right on the dividing line between some drier air to the west-northwest, and deeper tropical moisture lingering just barely to our south and southeast.  This is providing us with an extremely variable and fluctuating scenario -- which has been on full display the last couple of days.  No major changes are expected as we move through this new week, with neither the dry air to the northwest or the pure tropical stew to the southeast totally taking over.  That means we'll continue to experience a bit of both worlds, with some sun at times, but also impressive rain showers coming and going.

Believe it or not, we're only about 10" (25cm) away from the normal/average rainfall total for August, with more than half the month left to go.  Although it will be hard to sustain the huge daily rainfall average of these first two weeks of August, it will also take a major turn of events to prevent us from getting those 10 inches over the course of the next 17 days...

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