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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

humidity creeping upward... (pm.14.jun.16)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 67.6F (19.8C)
High temp: 76.1F (24.5C)
Rainfall: trace

We have mostly cloudy skies this evening, it's hazy and quite muggy, with a few sprinkles of rain lurking here and there.  The sun never made much of an impact today, with large patches of cloudiness hanging around since the early morning.  For that reason, temperatures were hard pressed to move very much, as you can see from today's temps stats.  It was dry the whole day, however, until a couple of brief periods of very light rain showers got going just after 5:30pm.  The average humidity crept up ever-so-slightly... right around 54-55%.

It's not difficult to sense and feel the change in our air mass characteristics recently.  That's because it is time to say goodbye to the days of relatively lower humidity levels, as tropical moisture begins to invade -- not only at the surface, but throughout all layers of the atmosphere.  Even though we had a very wet May, humidity levels always dropped back into the 20-30% range after a bout of heavy thunderstorms, so there was still plenty of pleasant weather to go around.  But now, there will only be brief moments of any kind of noteworthy reverse in an ever-increasingly humid air mass here along the mountain slopes of north India.

There still seems to be a good chance of some substantial rainfall developing in our general vicinity as we head into the latter part of the week, as the most moisture-laden air mass of the season surges north-northwestward into Himachal Pradesh.  We can now start the countdown until genuine monsoon conditions start to appear in our area -- most likely within the next couple of weeks.

Check out the tabs above for plenty of other local weather info, including the this year's monsoon progress on SUMMER INTO MONSOON.