Weather office forecasts moderate to heavy rainfall across the country


The eastern region of the country is likely to receive moderate to heavy rainfall in the coming two days, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said on Friday.

The MFD attributed the changing weather pattern to the influence of the low pressure system formed over Jharkhand and adjoining West Bengal areas. Bhojpur, Terhathum, Panchthar, Ilam and Sankhuwasabha are expected to receive heavy rainfall, said MFD. “Intermittent rainfall activity is likely in the central region. The cloudiness associated with westerly trough seems more active in the western region due to which heavy rainfall is likely in the far western region tentatively over Darchula, Baitadi, Bajhang and Doti districts and their periphery,” it said.

The low pressure system formed over Jharkhand and adjoining areas is likely to move northwest and cause rainfall mainly over the central and western part of the country tomorrow, the MFD said in its weather update.

‘’This rainfall will also be accompanied by severe thunderstorms at a few places of those regions,” it said.

All 19 meteorological stations recorded rainfall on Friday. Okhaldhunga received the highest 24-hour rainfall ending at 8:45am which measured 37mm followed by Birendranagar (26mm), Taplejung (23mm), Dipayal (18mm), Dadeldhura and Dang (15mm each) and Kathmandu (12mm).

Nepal receives an average of 80 per cent of annual rainfall during the monsoon. The onset of this year’s monsoon was officially declared on June 13 after the rain-bearing clouds built up and entered the eastern parts of the country.