Heavy rains likely to lash country

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 18, 2015-

Heavy rainfall is expected in some places until Tuesday evening due to sudden rise in monsoonal activity with the development of low pressure system in India’s Uttar Pradesh region adjoining Nepal. 

In a special weather bulletin on Monday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) said rainfall activity is expected to increase throughout the country with a possibility of heavy rains at one or two places, triggering fears of rise in river water levels and landslides in the western and central regions on Monday night.

“Rainfall activity is spreading across the country since Monday afternoon and is more active in some places in the central and western regions. Some places in the eastern region would see heavy downpour from Tuesday afternoon,” said Subash Rimal, a meteorologist at the MFD. 

Heavy downpours would occur from Tuesday afternoon and continue throughout the night at one or two places of in the eastern region, posing risks of landslide and floods in major rivers such as Saptakoshi, Mechi, Kamala and Kankai, he said.

“We advise people living near riversides to move to higher grounds to avoid the potential flooding,” Rimal said. According to the MFD, Simara recorded the highest 97.3mm rainfall on Monday. It was followed by Nepalgunj (92.9mm), Pokhara (68.6mm), Okhaldhunga (63.4mm) and Kathmandu (62.1mm).

Published: 18-08-2015 12:52

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