Met office issues flash floods alert

Kathmandu, July 15

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rain and urged people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division issued a press release today, forecasting the possibility of flash floods in small and seasonal rivers mainly in Dolakha, Rasuwa, Dhading, Gorkha, Surkhet, Rolpa, Darchula and some other hilly districts.

It has said that the possibility of water flow in Kankai, Koshi, Kamala, Bagmati, Narayani, West Rapti, Babai, Karnali and Mahakali rivers crossing the danger line was low.

Hilly districts are likely to see rains today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and people residing near the banks of rivers and their surroundings need to remain alert.

Light to moderate rains have been still forecast for the next three days while some parts in the western part of Nepal are probably to record heavy rains.

According to the division’s latest details, Lumle witnessed maximum rainfall (231 mm) today  followed by Jiri ( 85mm),  Okhaldhunga (40 mm), Taplejung ( 26mm), Dadeldhura (25 mm ) and Kathmandu (15mm).

Today’s maximum temperature in Kathmandu Valley was recorded at 31 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 20.8 degrees Celsius.