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**There have been a few very light rain showers in the area early this Thursday morning. Temperatures remain extremely mild -- near 62ºF/17ºC at sunrise...

Monday, September 1, 2014

september to bring changes... (am.01.sep.14)>

September has arrived, and we now stand on the brink of a much more active phase of monsoon conditions which will be threatening us as this new week and new month unfold.  It's partly cloudy early this Monday morning -- there's been no rain here in McLeod Ganj overnight, but a few clusters of showers and thundershowers have been drifting by to our south, across central parts of Himachal Pradesh.

At my specific location on Tushita Road in the upper part of town, the August rainfall total was just 65% of the normal/average amount -- that means it was 35% below normal.  This comes after totals during both June and July which were slightly above normal.  Check the UPDATED RAINFALL TALLY tab at the top of the page to see day-by-day details.

If you've been following along, you know that we've been anticipating a return to much more typical monsoon weather as the new month arrives .  Very deep, rich and juicy moisture is already beginning to flow back northwestward along the front slopes of the mountains, and that's going to become more and more apparent as we head into the middle of the week.  Readjust your mind and will to be ready for a much more humid/saturated atmosphere, along with increasing daily rainfall rates over the course of the coming several days...