Monsoon clouds blanketing the hills and snow-capped mountain peaks surrounding Kathmandu Valley, on Friday, September 1, 2017. Photo: Balkrishna Thapa Chhetri/THT
Kathmandu, September 3 With the monsoon trough currently situated on the Nepal-India border, hilly parts of the country have been receiving moderate rainfall for the last few days. Meteorological Forecasting Division said weather conditions remained unclear as monsoon was in a semi-active state. “Monsoon trough is triggering light to moderate rainfall across the country.” Meteorologist at the MFD Shanti Kandel said, adding, “As the trough line is situated on the western part, light to moderate rainfall has been predicted for the next three days.” She added that there would be episodes of rain, partly clear and partly cloudy weather across central to western region, where volume of rainfall might reach up to 55 mm. MFD said eastern parts of country may also receive light to moderate rainfall for the next three days. Partly cloudy weather is forecast throughout the country for tomorrow. Similarly, it said light to moderate rain was likely to occur at a few places of the eastern and central regions and at one or two places of the western region. In the past 24 hours ending at 5:00pm today, Dadeldhura received 1.3mm rainfall, Dhangadi 0.4 mm, Nepalgunj 0.1 mm, Jumla 0.1 mm, Pokhara 119.7 mm, Simara 5 mm, Kathmandu 11 mm, Okhaldhunga 14.2 mm, Dhankuta 14.7 mm, Biratnagar 16.9 mm, Jomsom 21.6 mm, Dharan 14.9 mm, Lumle 19.8 mm, Janakpur 19.8 mm and Jiri 49.0 mm.