Overcast conditions to stay for two days

Kathmandu, March 29

A mix of sunny and cloudy weather is likely to continue in the eastern and central regions, including Kathmandu Valley, for two more days as a result of westerly winds coupled with a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal.

According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the weather was generally cloudy with rainfall in many parts of the eastern and central regions today due to a low pressure area and vapour-filled winds from the Bay of Bengal. The weather will keep changing from cloudy to clear, and back to cloudy for two more days.

Meteorologists have termed it a pre-monsoon phenomena. According to MFD, eastern region would remain cloudy, while central and western hilly regions would remain partly cloudy tomorrow. Isolated brief rain has been predicted at some places of the eastern region.

Various parts of the country experienced rainfall in the last 24 hours ending at 8:45am today. The Valley received 3 mm rain. Pokhara, Okhaldhunga, Taplejung, Dhankuta and Bhairahawa stations also recorded rainfall.

The Valley has already surpassed the average rainfall for the month of March by double. Total rainfall till date is 70.7 mm against the average monthly 34.2 mm, said the MFD.