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Monday, April 11, 2016

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 52.0F (11.1C)
High temp: 67.4F (19.7C)
Rainfall: 0.16" (4mm)

Our evening is looking and feeling just fine, as has the entire afternoon.  The morning was a different story, though, with thick clouds, occasional light rain showers and some very strong and gusty winds between about 7:30 and 10:15am.  It wasn't the greatest way to start a Monday morning, but just before 11:00am we were getting the first glimpses of sun, which turned into pretty much full sunshine all throughout the afternoon hours.  That rain was not heavy at all... but added to our already above normal total for the month of April.

Since the 26th of March, we haven't had more than two consecutive days without at least a trace of rain -- thanks to this pattern which has kept regular weak upper-level disturbances swinging across Himalayan north India.  Amazingly, we've also been able to squeeze out a decent amount of sunshine on all but a few days during that period, allowing our temps to average out fairly close to normal over the course of the past 20 days or so.

Computer models are showing a somewhat more stable pattern for the remainder of this week, but I still think we need to be on guard for some isolated thundershower development along the mountain slopes during the afternoon hours.  It's really hard to get the rain potential down to zero around here, as most of us well know.  Temperatures are projected to be on the rise over the course of the coming five days or so, pushing us close to the warmest of the season and the year.  Highs of 110ºF (43ºC) are in the forecast for Delhi later this week -- a sign that summer is indeed arriving.

We won't be close to those kinds of numbers, but you can check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above for our own forecast details.