Dhangadi, February 10
Life has been adversely affected due to cold wave in Kailai.
People in Tarai had not experienced cold wave so far this year, but with the sudden change in weather from last one week, people in Kailai are facing bone-biting cold.
Locals were not expecting such extreme cold weather this year as in the past, but the weather suddenly changed at a time when winter had become less harsh in the Tarai.
“We did not experience much cold this year, but life has been hit hard for the last few days due to cold wave and rain,” said Harka Bahadur Oli of Dhangadi sub-metropolis.
People’s movement has been significantly reduced due to increasing cold, and people can be seen sitting around fires to fend off the cold.
Meanwhile, Chief at Climate Field Office, Attariya, Singal Chaudhary said that the weather would remain the same in the area for a few more days.
In winter, the Tarai and the high Himalayan regions face the brunt of cold waves which cause death and injury to livestock, wildlife and people, mainly the elderly and children.
A version of this article appears in print on February 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.