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Friday, June 10, 2016

gradual evolutions... (pm.10.jun.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 59.7F (15.4C) -- around 4:10pm
High temp: 81.3F (27.4C)
Rainfall: 0.16" (4mm)

Clouds are breaking up to the north this evening, as the scattered showers we've had throughout the afternoon hours drift south of us.  Sunshine was abundant this morning, but there was rapid convective development over the mountains by noon, as we were expecting, with the first rain shower materializing at about 1:15pm.  There was then another nice period of sunshine during the early afternoon, but more showers and thundershowers moved in from the northwest just after 3:00pm, sticking around until just recently -- and also causing our temps to briefly plunge to the day's low.

What you see is what you get -- that would seem to be the reality now that we're getting into the middle of June.  Scattered shower and thundershower development will occur on most days from this point on, with an increasingly moisture-laden air mass here along the front slopes of the mountains of north India.  There will also be varying degrees of instability on any given day, with periods of strong summer sunshine warming up the surface layers, and then interacting with relatively cooler air aloft.  June rainfall so far has been about 2.60" (6.6cm), which is actually very close to where we should be one-third of the way into the month.

If you are interested in following the advance of the monsoon, I am updating the progress on the SUMMER INTO MONSOON page, located on a tab above.  The official onset was quite late this year across South India, but there has been a more aggressive push northward during the past several days.  Also, you can explore other tabs across the top of the HOME page for plenty of other local weather and blog info.  Of course more than six years of archived weather chronology can be found along the right-hand column...