HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Meteorological Forecasting Division today said the monsoon clouds have entered into Nepal through the east.
“A weak surge of monsoon clouds entered eastern Nepal yesterday and is advancing westward, slowly bringing rains to various places of the eastern and central regions,” said the division in a special weather bulletin today.
The bulletin said Taplejung, Dhankuta, Biratnagar –– in the east and Kathmandu –– in the central region –– recorded 30.4 mm, 15.0 mm and 7.4 mm of rain within the last 24 hours.
Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, senior meteorologist at the division, confirmed that the monsoon clouds have entered into Nepal, six days behind the expected date.
“The system is not fully active yet. Rainfall will continue in the central parts, including in the Kathmandu Valley,” said Shrestha. “The monsoon will become fully active in around a week.”
The forecasting division said that on Monday, the eastern and central regions will remain cloudy with brief rain. Other parts of the country will be under partial cloud cover, it said.