Sudden change in weather brings rain

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 15, 2015-

A sudden change in the local weather due to the influence of western and local disturbance brought rains and thunderstorms in the Central and Eastern regions on Wednesday afternoon.

The low pressure area responsible to activate rain-bearing system contributed to thunderstorms with rains inside Kathmandu Valley, leading to a drop in mercury on Wednesday. The cloudy weather condition with chances of brief to moderate rains in Central, Eastern and Far-Western region would continue until Friday, according to Samir Shrestha, meteorologist at the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) on Wednesday. There is chance of light to moderate snowfall at a few places of the high mountainous region, MFD stated.

Western disturbance moving from Uttarkhand in India is expected to enter through the Far-Western districts bringing rains on Thursday morning that will continue until Friday, according to Shrestha.

On Wednesday, Okaldhunga, Dhankuta, Taplejung in the Eastern region recorded rains along with Dipayal in Far-Western and Jumla in the Mid-Western region respectively. Kathmandu recorded rains measuring at 5.5 millimetres on the same day.

The four-month long monsoon formally ended on October 3 this year. The normal date of monsoon withdrawal from Nepal is 23rd September. Monsoon that accounts for around 80 percent of the total rains throughout the year was dry this year as many parts in the Eastern and Central Nepal received below average normal rain. Some parts of Far-Western and Central regions recorded above normal rains during the same period.

Published: 15-10-2015 08:46

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