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Thundershowers expected in central and eastern parts today

  • Rain not linked to quake
KATHMANDU

Apr 29, 2015-

Overcast skies and thundershowers are predicted in the central and eastern parts of the country towards the afternoon on Wednesday due to the influence of the development of a low pressure area and cumulonimbus clods. 

The wind that originated from Uttarakhand of India on Monday entered the country Tuesday via the western parts and has now reached the central part, resulting in overcast skies in Kathmandu and the surrounding districts, meteorologist Samir Shrestha said. 

According to him, the weather is expected to improve towards the evening as this wind system is gradually progressing towards the eastern parts. 

He said the bad weather is also due to the combination of the Westerly and local wind. The cumulonimbus cloud causes thundershowers along with gusts of wind, hailstones and lightning. Gongabu, Samakhusi and adjoining areas in Kathmandu received brief rain accompanied by hailstone on Tuesday due to the cumulonimbus cloud. 

Kathmandu Valley, Dhading, Chitwan, Gorakha and Jumla received precipitation today also. 

Rain not linked to quake 

Experts say rain has no connection to the earthquake allaying fears among the people of yet another jolt as the skies became overcast and it started raining. 

Seismologist Dilliram Tiwari said that rain is not linked with earthquake since weather has to do with the atmosphere above the ground while the earthquake with the geological phenomena. 

Meteorologist Barun Poudel also urged the general public not to worry as the weather and the earthquake are different phenomena and have nothing to do with each other. RSS

Published: 29-04-2015 15:42

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