Mercury plummets

Kathmandu, December 13

Kathmandu residents experienced extremely cold weather today as it snowed in surrounding hills, including Phulchoki and Chandragiri, with maximum temperature dipping to 11.7 degree Celsius. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the minimum temperature was 8 degrees Celsius today in Kathmandu valley and was expected to dip further at night.

Western disturbances brought light rain to the capital and most of the places of the western, central and eastern regions of the country, according to MFD. Kathmandu recorded 4.0 mm rainfall.

According to MFD, Dhangadi recorded 64.9 mm rainfall, while Nepalgunj, Dadeldhura, Dipayal and Pokhara recorded 55.5, 43.2, 32.8 and 22.2 mm rainfall, respectively. Jumla witnessed 18.5 mm rainfall.

Temperature in Jumla today plummeted to 0.9 degrees Celsius, while Dadeldhura recorded a minimum temperature of 3.5 degrees Celsius.

According to MFD, there are chances of heavy snowfall in the western high mountainous region, medium snowfall in eastern mountain region and sporadic brief showers in some places of the central and eastern regions in the next two days.

The MFD has issued an advisory for the public to take precautions while travelling, especially in western high mountainous regions in the next 24 hours.