Westerly winds bring rain in different parts of Nepal

KATHMANDU: Different parts of the country, including some western districts, received rainfall since Wednesday evening.

Rainfall in the capital city Kathmandu since this morning has caused the mercury to dip. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, though the monsoon season already ended in the country, the precipitation witnessed in various places on Wednesday was due to the influence of the Westerly winds.

Meteorologist Barun Poudel said the rain would stop in the western parts today as it is traveling towards the eastern parts of the country and will completely stop by tomorrow.

He said the central and eastern parts also received rain which was brought by the rain-bearing clouds that originated from the Arabian Sea.

Notably, Deepayal, Dadeldhura, Nepalgunj, Jumla, Dang, Pokhara, Bhairahawa among other places witnessed rainfall since last night.

However, farmers were found slightly worried after the rainfall as the rain during the paddy harvesting season would damage the crop.