Light to moderate rains forecast

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 16, 2018-

The Flood Forecasting Section (FFS) on Friday ruled out chance of flash floods in major rivers though rainfall will continue for a few days more.

The FFS, under the aegis of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, said major rivers do not pose threat of flash floods until Sunday.

According to the FFS bulletin released on Friday, there is no chance of flood in rivers Koshi, Bagmati, Narayani, Paschim Rapti, Babai, Karnali and Mahakali for the next three days.

The forecaster issue warning of flash floods occurring in smaller rivers, flowing through on outskirts of Kathmandu and Taplejung, Ilam, Terhathum, Sankhuwasabha, Okhaldhunga and Dolakha districts.

The FFS issued the flash flood advisory with prospects of light to moderate scattered rainfall in these districts.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has also predicted continuous rainfall in some districts for at least a few days.

MFD Meteorologist Ganga Nagarkoti said westerly weather disturbance triggered heavy rain in several parts of the country since Friday morning.

This year, monsoon arrived in Nepal on June 10, but it is yet to spread across the country, said Nagarkoti.

“The monsoon is still concentrated in eastern part of the country,” he said.

The department has forecast rain on Friday night and Saturday afternoon in different parts of the country.

Cloudy weather would persist in the country because of the presence of westerly wind accompanied by light to moderate rain in eastern and central regions.

Published: 16-06-2018 07:59

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