Weathermen predict monsoon to subside from Monday

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 14, 2017-

Weather men have predicted that the monsoon rains that remained active for the past few days will gradually subside from Monday, providing the much-needed relief from the rainy conditions.

The torrential rainfall that lashed the eastern region has been moving towards western region.

Heavy rainfall occurred in Simara, Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Bhairahawa of the central region and Dang, Bardiya, Banke and Kanchanpur, among other places of the western region on Sunday.

“Monsoon has become active in central and western regions from Sunday and some places of those regions witnessed heavy rainfall,” said Barun Paudel, Meteorologist at Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD), adding, “Monsoon will become weak from Monday and the weather will be improved in the next few days.”

According to the MFD, the eastern region witnessed light rainfall on Sunday.  The MFD recorded 23 mm and 10.8 and 173.2 mm rainfall in Dhankuta, Taplejung and Simara respectively.

The Division recorded 26.6 mm rainfall in Kathmandu on Sunday, 167.4 mm in Dang, 67.6 mm in Bhairahawa, 70.2 mm in Nepalgunj and 64.3 mm in Birendranagar.

Water levels in Karnali, Babai, among other rivers, have crossed the danger mark, Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DoHM) said.

After the water level in the rivers crossed the danger mark, locals have been urged to stay in alert.

Published: 14-08-2017 11:34

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