Nepal | April 24, 2019

Kathmandu shivers as mercury drops

Himalayan News Service
Bouddhanath stupa

Bouddhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu, undergoing reconstruction after the April 25 earthquake. Photo: Skanda Gautam

Kathmandu, January 26

With skies remaining overcast, the Kathmandu Valley reeled under biting cold as minimum temperature dropped to 2.5 degree Celsius today.

According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the minimum temperature was 2.5 notches below compared to yesterday’s 5 degree Celsius.

The average minimum temperature for this season is 2.4 degree Celsius.

The maximum temperature in Kathmandu settled at 18 degree Celsius today, 0.5 degree below compared to the last day.

Meteorologist Shanti Kandel attributed the present weather pattern to the western disturbance. “Skies remained overcast across the country with brief rainfall at a few places and moderate snowfall in the high mountainous region.”

She informed that weather was likely to get clearer in many parts of the country, including the Valley, from tomorrow onward.

“However, eastern hilly region will continue to remain generally cloudy tomorrow as well,” Kandel said.

A version of this article appears in print on January 27, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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