Mercury expected to rise in valley: MFD

Kathmandu, February 6

Mercury is expected to rise gradually in Kathmandu Valley after the partially-cloudy sky gets clear from Thursday onwards.

According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the recurring westerly wind has been making the hilly region and capital cloudy. The mixture of Mediterranean air and the moisture of Arabian Sea enters into Nepal through the Himalayan ranges from western side known as westerly wind.

Meteorologist Barun Poudyal at MFD said  the valley had been recording a stable minimum temperature of five degrees Celsius for the past few days indicating that the winter was coming to an end.

The MFD carries out its weather forecast in a three-day prediction system. According to MFD officials, the government plans to upgrade this system based on short-range traditional weather forecasting to a numeric weather prediction system by the end of this year.