Kathmandu, January 21
Overcast conditions prevailed across the country, including the Kathmandu Valley, for the third day today with the maximum temperature settling at 14.2 degree Celsius, five notches below normal for this time of the season.
The average maximum temperature for this season is 19.1 degree Celsius, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division.
The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded in Kathmandu on December 18 were 20 and 2.5 degrees Celsius compared to 15 and 3.5 degrees Celsius on December 19, 16 and 5.5 degrees Celsius yesterday and 14.5 and 7 degrees Celsius today.
However, today’s minimum temperature was nearly four notches above this season’s average (2.4 degree Celsius).
Meteorologists said overcast sky bring down maximum temperature and increase minimum temperature. The current weather pattern has been blamed on westerly low pressure system.
The Valley denizens experienced a chilly day with the sky remaining overcast and drop in maximum temperature.
Meteorologists said the weather is likely to improve tomorrow onwards. “It will be partly cloudy in the hilly regions and generally cloudy in the eastern hilly region.
The weather will be fair in the rest of the country. Isolated rain possible at one or two places of the eastern hilly region tomorrow,” informed the MFD.
There was light to moderate snowfall at a some places of the high mountainous regions, including in Manang, Mustang, Jumla, Humla, Dolpa, Solumkhumbu and Taplejung.
A version of this article appears in print on January 22, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.