Ockhi weakens, weather becomes clear

Kathmandu, December 7

Ockhi, a severe cyclonic storm that originated in the Arabian sea, finally withdrew from the country this afternoon after disturbing the weather for four days.

According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, some parts of the country remained affected due to the remnants of Ockhi, but by afternoon the skies were clear.

Earlier, MFD said Okchi had transformed into deep depression and there was little likelihood of rainfall today.

Meteorologist Barun Paudel said the weather would remain clear for the next five days. “Until this morning, some western parts of the country, including Dang, witnessed brief rainfall and cloudy weather, but the weather cleared across the country by afternoon,” Paudel told The Himalayan Times. He said westerly wind-based system was becoming active in Pakistan and western areas and was expected to enter Nepal on December 12.

“Until next westerly system enters Nepal around December 12, weather will remain clear,” Paudel added.

Only Dipayal, Dhangadi, Birendranagar and Nepalgunj received traces rain today.

MFD has forecast that the weather would remain clear across the country tomorrow.

The effect of Arabian Sea-based Cyclone Ockhi began to appear in the Nepali skies on December 3 last week.