The impact of Cyclone Yaas has already triggered light to heavy rainfall in many parts of Nepal well before the arrival of monsoon. The risk of flood and landslide in various parts of the country has already risen with recent changes in weather.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), in a press note issued Wednesday, warned everyone to take adequate precautions as heavy rainfall is expected till Saturday.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division has forecast heavy rainfall in some parts of Province 1, Province 2, Bagmati, Gandaki and Lumbini Provinces till May 29.

Meanwhile, there is a probability of heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and wind storm in Tarai regions of Provinces 1, 2, Bagmati and Lumbini Provinces while there are chances of moderate rain with lightning and thunderstorms in some areas of Karnali and Sudur Paschim Provinces.

Similarly, hilly and high mountainous regions of Gandaki, Bagmati Provinces and Province 1 are likely to receive light snowfall and rain in the same period.

The public were urged to ring up toll free number 1155 to know more about possible rainfall and floods, and contact another toll free number 1149 for emergency rescue and relief.

NDRRMA has already directed the concerned agencies to call back climbers on expedition this season to avoid possible menace stemming from bad weather.

Additionally, the authority has requested local communities and those involved in disaster management initiatives to minimise the risks and dangers of possible outcomes of changing weather by spreading the message.

It has further requested concerned units to evacuate those living near flood, landslide prone areas and provide them appropriate information of the situation.

People that have noted or have knowledge of an area that is posed with the risk of flood, landslide, inundation, have been requested to inform the District Disaster Management Committee or local authorities immediately.

Security agencies, government and non-government organisations related to disaster management are requested to remain in high alert in all the disaster prone districts.

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