Rain, snow affect life in Far west

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jan 23, 2015-

Normal life across the country, especially in the high-altitude areas in western and far-western regions, was adversely affected due to winter rains followed by snowfall since Thursday.

The sudden change in local weather system influenced by the western disturbance, a weather phenomenon responsible for winter rains, brought brief to heavy downpour in West Nepal along with heavy snowfall in mountainous districts in the region since Thursday, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) on Friday.

The mountainous districts, including Humla, Jumla, Dolpa and Mugu in the remote Karnali region witnessed snowfall piled up to three feet, affecting the public movement and activities in the area.

Owing to heavy rains and snowfall since Thursday, flights in and out of Juphal Airport in Dolpa have been halted, leaving several passengers stranded, said local Bal Krishna Dangi.

Even the Juphal-Dunai jeep service was affected for sometime, said transport entrepreneur Janak Bahadur Budhathoki.

Meanwhile, the District Postal Office stated that they had halted postal services along the route via Moure, Bhalu and Balangra highlands, on Friday.

The western disturbance moving towards the eastern and central regions is likely to bring brief thundershowers in these areas until Saturday, according to MFD. “The weather will be partly cloudy in the western, eastern and central hilly regions while fair weather is expected in the remaining part of the country,” said Barun Poudel, a meteorologist at the MFD. On Friday, Jumla in the mid-western region recorded highest rainfall measuring 10.5 millimetres followed by Dadeldhura at 5.6 mm.

Published: 24-01-2015 09:18

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