Continuous rainfall across Nepal likely for next few days

KATHMANDU: The monsoon rainfall, which lashed the country on Friday, is likely to continue for next few days, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).

Moisture-laden winds arising from the Arabian Sea and the monsoon that originated in the Bay of Bengal moving toward the southern parts of the Himalayas caused rains, the MFD said.

Senior meteorologist Sujan Subedi said it would take few more days for the weather to become clear.

Meanwhile, flights at the Tribhuvan International Airport were affected due to the rain today.

Some flights were redirected to elsewhere after they failed to land due to the rain, said TIA officials.

Water level in Mahakali river increases, posing risk

In Kanchanpur, four-wheelers have been banned from plying the Banbasa Bridge from 10 am today following an increment in water level in the Mahakali River. However, two-wheelers and people are allowed.

According to the Area Police Office at Gaddachauki, the water level in the river crossed 185,000 cusec mark, a dangerous level. Following the increment in water level, Indian authorities sprang into action and banned movements of four-wheelers on the bridge due to the risk posed.

Two houses buried in Baitadi landslide

In Baitadi, a landslide caused by incessant rainfall since Thursday night buried two houses of locals Dhani Bhul and Raju Bhul at Gokuleshwor-1 in the district.

No human casualty, however, has been reported in the disaster. Six goats, two oxen and a cow were killed while grains were also destroyed, police said.