Nilam the cyclone stirs up weather

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Nov 2, 2012-

A cyclone named ‘Nilam’ that slammed into southern India from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday night had a feeble impact in Nepal, causing cloudy skies with a drop in morning temperatures across the eastern and central regions, the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) said on Friday.

The tropical storm that entered along the coasts in Sri Lanka and India brought heavy rains and high winds along the southern coasts in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in India, leaving six people dead and thousands displaced.

According to Rajendra Shrestha, senior meteorologist at the MFD, the wind movement along the Bay of Bengal and southern parts of India caused heavy rainfall and thundershowers in areas along the Indian coasts.

The cyclonic impact changed weather partially, leaving the clouds scattered in some places in Nepal. “The cyclone is receding in India and its effect is weakening in Nepal too,” said Shrestha. “There is no chance of rainfall for the next couple of days.”


Published: 03-11-2012 08:49

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