MFD rules out heavy rains for next few days

Kathmandu, August 20

Meteorological Forecasting Division has ruled out the possibility of heavy rainfall for the next few days. It said there would be normal rainfall across the country with the monsoon trough currently located in India

Meteorologist at the MFD Suvash Rimal said the monsoon was neither active nor passive as the monsoon trough was currently located between Delhi and Kolkata. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall claimed more than 120 lives across the country last week.

Nepal had witnessed heavy rainfall when the monsoon trough had shifted to the foothills of Himalayas. “After the trough shifted to India, monsoon in Nepal has returned to its normal pattern. So we can expect brief rainfall and cloudy weather for the next few days.” Rimal told The Himalayan Times, adding, “Light to moderate rainfall may occur across the country, but there is no possibility of heavy rain for the next few days.”

According to MFD, in past 24 hours ending at 5:00 pm today, Dadeldhura received 10.4mm, Birendranagar 0.2 mm, Nepalgunj 2.6 mm, Jumla 0.6 mm, Dang 1mm, Pokhara 0.6 mm, Bhairahawa 8 mm, Kathmandu 13.4 mm, Okhaldhunga 37.2 mm, Taplejung 1.4 mm, Jomsom 7 mm, Lumle 2.2 mm and Jiri 48 mm rainfall. Dharan and Dhangadi also received traces of rainfall.