People  enjoy playing with snow in Phulchowki, Lalitpur, on Saturday. Photo: Bal krishnaThapa /THT
People enjoy playing with snow in Phulchowki, Lalitpur, on Saturday. Photo: Bal krishnaThapa /THT
Kathmandu, February 9 Hundreds of people rushed to Phulchowki, Chandragiri, Nagarkot, Shivapuri and Tarebhir for a rare winter treat as the surrounding hills of Kathmandu valley witnessed snowfall. Tourists said it was a rare opportunity for them as they flocked to the hills to watch and enjoy frolicking in the snow. They were busy posing for selfies and wefies. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has said the weather system will return to its normal cycle from tomorrow onwards. However, overcast skies and light rainfall will persist in some parts of the hilly region until Monday. The present weather pattern has been attributed to the western disturbance, an extra-tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain. According to MFD, many parts of the country received light to heavy rainfall today. Bhairahawa station recorded the highest rainfall in the past 24 hours ending at 5:45pm with 55.2 mm, followed by Lumle (47 mm) Simara (43.8 mm), Pokhara (35.2 mm) and Kathmandu (28.2 mm).