Continuous rains nationwide forecasted for three days
KATHMANDU: With monsoon becoming active nationwide, rains have been forecasted for three continuous days in most parts of eastern and western Nepal.
The Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted unabated rains, ranging from light to moderate, in many parts of eastern and western Nepal for the next three days while heavy rains have been forecasted in one or two places. Likewise, central Nepal and some adjoining areas are likely to see light to moderate rainfall.
Monsoon trough appears near Nepal, causing rains nationwide, according to meteorologist Shanti Kandel. According to her, some pockets are expected to be hit by torrential rains, recommending special alert in order to cope with the situation.
The Division had announced the arrival of monsoon in the country from June 8 but it took relatively more days to manifest in full strength.
With monsoon covering the entire nation, most parts of the country including Kathmandu Valley are witnessing cloudy weather while rains are occurring in some areas.
According to the Division's latest data, Kathmandu recorded four mm rain today while Okhaldhunga received a maximum of 24 mm rainfall. Similarly, Taplejung and Jumla received eight mm rain, whereas rainfall in Birendranagar measured at three mm.
Due to change in weather and rains, Kathmandu Valley's temperature has dropped. Minimum temperature has been recorded at 19 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature at 27 degrees Celsius with a fall of three degrees Celsius compared to the measurement of three days ago.