Water level crosses danger mark in 10 rivers
Kathmandu, August 12
Due to continuous downpour across the country since the last few days, most of the areas from Tarai to Mahabharat range have been inundated and water level in most of the rivers have crossed the danger mark.
According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the country will receive rainfall until Monday. Meteorologist at the MFD Suvash Rimal said, “Weather will start improving from Sunday morning in the eastern region, while the remaining parts of the country will continue to receive moderate rainfall until Monday,” Rimal told THT, adding, “From Tuesday onwards, weather will start improving in most parts of the country.”
According to MFD, low pressure system that developed in areas between Tarai and the Mahabharat range is triggering continuous downpour across the country since the last few days. Flood Forecasting Section has issued flood alerts to several areas.
Flood alert warnings have been issued to residents of eastern region’s Jhapa, Ilam, Sunsari, Morang, Saptari, Udayapur and Dhankuta to central region’s Rautahat, Sarlahi, Makawanpur, Bara, Parsa, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi and Kapilbastu.
In past 24 hours ending at 5:00pm today, MFD has recorded 0.5 mm rainfall in Dipayal, 13.3 mm in Dhangadi, 26.5 mm in Birendranagar, 169.3 mm in Nepalgunj, 167.4 mm in Dang, 9.7 mm in Pokhara, 39.6 mm in Bhairahawa, 217.2 mm in Simara, 30.5 mm in Kathmandu, 18.3 mm in Okhaldhunga, 15.4 mm in Taplejung, 5 mm in Jomsom, 11.7 mm in Lumle, 137.6 in Jankapur and 6.2 mm in Jiri.
A version of this article appears in print on August 13, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.