Light to moderate rains expected on voting day

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 27, 2017-

The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MDF) has said light to moderate rains are expected on Wednesday when elections will take place in Provinces 1, 5 and 7.  The MDF said it has already informed the Election Commission about its weather forecast. 

 “There is a possibility of isolated rains in all provinces,” said Barun Paudel, a meteorologist at the MDF. “We are not expecting widespread rains or daylong rainfall. There are chances of patchy rains in some districts,” he said, adding while some voting centres might get rains, others may remain dry. 

The MDF has estimated 40-50mm of rain on the day. 

Province 1, which is eastern Nepal, is expected to receive maximum rain, followed by Province 5. Province 7, the far-western region, will also witness rains but not because of monsoon, said the weatherman. “Rains in Province 7 districts will be due to the presence of westerly wind,” said Paudel. According to the weather office, some Hill districts will also receive rains with lightning.  The MDF said the districts where voting will take place on Wednesday are likely to remain cloudy throughout the day with rains expected either in the morning or evening. 

Monsoon this year entered Nepal on June 12, two days later than the usual onset date.

Published: 27-06-2017 07:54

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