Weather getting warmer: MFD

  • Brief rain in West likely this week
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 6, 2016-

Various parts of the country are witnessing a relatively warmer days for the past one week with the maximum and minimum temperatures rising slightly. 

The maximum and minimum temperatures of Kathmandu on Tuesday measured 19 and 4 degree Celsius respectively. On December 24, the minimum temperature of Kathmandu had gone below 0 degree Celsius. That same day, the minimum temperature of Jumla had dropped to -8.4 degree Celsius. 

According to Tuesday’s reading, the minimum temperature of Jumla was -1.7 degree Celsius, the coldest in the country. The highest maximum day temperature of the day was recorded in Janakpur at 26.4 degree Celsius. 

“Though some places in the Tarai witnessed foggy mornings this winter, the cold wave condition has not been recorded so far this year,” said Samir Shrestha, meteorologist at the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD). 

Normally, cold wave condition in the Tarai region is reported between last week of December till mid-January. 

“There is chance of partly cloudy weather condition with brief rains in western Nepal later this week. The weather will remain mainly fair in the rest of the country,” said Shrestha. 

“Temperature is not likely to decrease significantly in the coming days though the weather condition will fluctuate.”  

Published: 06-01-2016 09:08

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