Heatwave continues across districts

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 2, 2015-

Normal life in many parts of western and central region of the country has been affected by heatwave conditions, also called “Loo”, in the recent days with temperatures rising throughout the country.  

The day temperatures soared to around 40 degree Celsius in many Tarai districts. A meteorological station near Nepalgunj recorded 44.4 degree Celsius in Nepalgunj while the daily temperatures in the Kathmandu Valley on Monday and Tuesday was recorded to be 33.5 degree Celsius, which is the highest day temperature recorded since June, 2012.

The highest day temperature ever recorded for the Kathmandu Valley is 36.6 degree Celsius on May 7, 1989.

“Absence of rainfall in the last one week has led to rise in temperatures in many places including Kathmandu. This dry condition is expected to continue for the next two to three days,” said Shanta Kandel, a meteorologist at the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD), Kathmandu on Tuesday.

The MFD has forecasted that it would be partly cloudy throughout the country with brief thundershowers at few places of the eastern region during the evening and night, providing some respite from the rising mercury.  

However, the western and central Tarai will continue to observe rising day temperatures, according to MFD.

Dry weather with heatwaves is normal during the pre-monsoon period in Tarai districts, before the onset of monsoon in the second week of June.

Published: 03-06-2015 07:06

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