Low pressure area causes brief rainfall

Kathmandu, May 10

The low pressure area that centered in Uttar Pradesh of India since yesterday caused partial rainfall across Nepal today.

According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the effect of low pressure area in western region of the country had triggered brief rainfall yesterday as well.

Shanti Kandel, a meteorologist at the MFD, said rainfall will continue till Thursday. “While low pressure area centered in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar yesterday, winds from the Bay of Bengal entered Nepal causing rainfall throughout the country today,” she said.

Kandel said the rain could help farmers harvest better. MFD predicted thundershower and heavy rains throughout the country for the next two to three days. In the past 24 hours ending at 5:45 pm, Taplejung recorded the highest 23.4 mm rainfall, while Dharan recorded the lowest 0.4 mm rainfall.

Similarly, Nepalgunj recorded 17.4 mm, Dang 15.1 mm, Dhangadi 11.5 mm, Okhaldhunga 7.6 mm, Kathmandu 5.8 mm and Jumla 3.0 mm rainfall.