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Saturday, April 15, 2017

easter heat... (pm.15.apr.17)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 64.6F (18.1C)
High temp: 81.1F (27.3C)
Rainfall: none

It's a very busy three day holiday weekend here in McLeod Ganj, and the weather couldn't be better for enjoying the outdoors.  We had tons of sunshine today, with just a few afternoon cumulus right along the mountain peaks -- and temperatures just a tiny bit warmer than they were yesterday (both low and high).  We're on the order of 7ºF/4ºC above normal for the middle of April.

A huge bubble of high pressure will be expanding north and eastward across most of central and northern India during the next 24-48 hours, and that's going to provide us with a stable atmosphere, along with temps which will continue to climb higher and higher.  As of now, it looks like the peak of the heat will be on Wednesday, with a gradual turn to slightly milder weather during the latter part of the week.  Our high temps during that Tuesday/Wednesday range could push 86ºF/30ºC, which is very warm for any time of the year, but closer in line with what we would expect during the end of May or early June.

The upper-level flow will become gradually more disturbed starting late Wednesday, with some cooler air aloft coming in from the west generating some instability, little by little.  Next weekend will likely not be nearly as quiet and unseasonably warm as what we are enjoying right now... with a good chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms, and temps dropping considerably.