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**We're still anticipating temps to nudge the 80ºF/27ºC mark here in the immediate McLeod Ganj area during the next couple of days...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

positive momentum... (pm.06.oct.16)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 61.7F (16.5C)
High temp: 72.6F (22.6C)
Rainfall: none

There are lingering clumps of clouds and some patchy fog in the area at dusk, with a considerable amount of haze as well.  But we have to say that it's been a really nice day -- the best of October so far -- with less cloudiness and fog than we've seen this month, lower humidity, and not a drop of rain.  Sunshine was fully in control until around the noon hour, when clouds over the mountains tried to gain a little ground, but it never really became overcast until very late afternoon.  Humidity at my location up on Tushita Road ranged from 50 to 68%.

So we're making progress.  All indications point to a continuing retreat of the deeper tropical moisture from northwest and central India over the course of the coming several days, as a drier west-northwesterly flow sets up in the middle and upper-levels of the atmosphere.  A disturbance dropping in from the northwest on Saturday night through Sunday, and perhaps into Monday, may draw lingering moisture back northwestward into our area, so we need to be prepared for a potential temporary setback.  The risk of a couple of rounds of showers and/or thundershowers will increase again on Sunday into Monday in association with that little system.

THEN -- it's now looking like we will settle into some very pleasant early autumn conditions starting on Tuesday, which should last for at least several days.  Rain chances will be very minimal, sunshine fairly abundant, and humidity levels dropping below 40%.  Maybe soon we can finally think about enjoying some of the finest weather on offer in our part of the world...

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