Stories Tagged 'Rainfall'
The Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted overcast skies with light to heavy rain with snowfall in various parts of the country, including Kathmandu valley, for three days.
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Various hill and mountain districts witnessed heavy snowfall as the entire country witnessed rainfall on Saturday.
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The hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley have witnessed snowfall following torrential rainfall on Saturday.
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In the warmth of the December sun, little children run around dusty alleys while elderly women, scarlet-shawled and bedecked in heavy brass ornaments, lazily smoke out of wooden chillums. The school is closed for the winter, so the children get to stay home for two months, and the elderly women have little else to do but bask in the sun while it is still warm outside. The water has not frozen yet, so the younger women wash clothes and bathe at the village communal tap. Early in the morning, tendrils of smoke rise from small stone-and-mud houses.
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I spent my formative years in the village of Surunga, in the district of Jhapa, on the fringes of a forest. A road was the only thing separating our home from the vast expanse of green. I remember the tall slender trees, with branches jutting towards the sky, creating a cloud of green overhead, the gnarled tree trunks hoisting upward; the faint rustle of the leaves. The ground would always be covered with dead leaves.
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The torrential rains that lashed the country for three consecutive days from July 11 were a boon for farmers as the downpours allowed them to speed up paddy transplantation, the Agriculture Ministry said.
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