Snowfall likely in upper region

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 27, 2017-

The weather condition in the mid-hill and mountain districts, where polling for the first phase of the federal parliament and provincial elections took place on Sunday, will be cloudy on Monday with chances of spotty snowfall, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division.

While the growing chill is believed to have affected voter turnout in the upper region, an adverse weather condition will hamper efforts to take ballot boxes to the district headquarters from faraway villages. “Formation of clouds in the high altitude districts may cause light snowfall. But ballot boxes will be ferried by helicopters,” said Min Kumar Aryal, a meteorologist with the MFD.

The met office predicts that the eastern and western hills will be partly cloudy while the rest of the country will witness fair weather.

“Mid-hill and upper mountain districts, especially in the eastern region, are likely to get isolated snowfall,” said Aryal. The weather is likely to change from Monday, causing light snowfall in some parts of the Himalayas.

A special election bulletin of the division predicts scattered snowfall in some places of Province 1, whereas the high hills and mountainous areas of Province 3 also have the chances of light snowfall.

Published: 27-11-2017 07:34

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