the latest...

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

Friday, November 4, 2016

dry and slightly cooler... (pm.04.nov.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 55.8F (13.2C)
High temp: 64.2F (17.9C)
Rainfall: none

There are a few traces of mid-level cloudiness around the area early tonight, otherwise we've got a clear sky.  The recent rebound in temperatures was arrested today, as we catch the leading edge of a slightly cooler air mass which will be settling across Himachal Pradesh over the weekend.  Scattered cloudiness of all varieties was in and out of the picture throughout the day, but still, the sunshine managed to hold the majority.  At my location in the upper part of town, humidity was fairly steady, right around 40%.

A broad trough of low pressure aloft is settling southward across the western Himalayas at the moment, with a few weak circulations rippling along the jet stream flow.  There's very little moisture or thermodynamic energy for any of this to tap into, and that's why the slight increase in clouds has been the only evidence that anything at all is going on.  Satellite pics indicate some rain and snow shower activity happening in the higher elevations well to our north and northeast, but only on an isolated basis.

We're expecting our temperatures to drop just a couple of degrees or so, both daytime highs and early morning lows, over the weekend into early next week -- but actually, we should still be on the high-side of normal for the first part of November.  Our extended dry streak is on its way to being four weeks long... and extended range model data shows very little risk of precipitation for at least another 8-9 days.

Keep tabs on the daily forecast specifics on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK, located above.