KATHMANDU: Monsoon trough has now shifted north of its normal position and widespread rainfall activity will continue throughout the country for two days or three due to the active pulse of the monsoon, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said on Friday .

MFD has said there is the likelihood of heavy downpours at a few places in the country, particularly over the eastern and central regions.

The monsoon, which arrived in Nepal on June 13, has got stronger in the past few days, with central and western regions witnessing heavy rains.

MFD has warned of increased risk of landslides and floods in many parts of the country, especially those areas where huge swathes of land were ruptured in the earthquakes of April and May.

According to MFD, Kathmandu received 18.7 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Birendranagar recorded highest rainfall (176.4mm) in the last 24 hours followed by Nepalgunj (176.1mm), Dhangadi (131.8mm) and Dadeldhura (124mm), according to MFD.