Monsoon expected to begin in next two to four days in Nepal | Ratopati

KATHMANDU, June 5: Though monsoon is yet to start in Nepal, pre-monsoon activities are currently taking place.


The Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said that the monsoon is likely to enter the country within the next two or four days.


According to meteorologist Hira Bhattarai, monsoon is expected to set in motion from the eastern Nepal within the next few days. “Currently, we are in the monsoon transition phase,” Bhattarai added. 


Though rainfall is predicted in some parts of Province 1, Madhesh Province and Bagmati Province today and tomorrow, it is unlikely in the western parts of the country.   


In Nepal, the monsoon tentatively begins on June 10 and it will enter from the eastern part, moving towards the west gradually. 


Four months period – from June to September– is defined as the monsoon period in South Asia. During this period, Nepal receives 80 percent of annual rainfall. 


Presently, Nepal is under the influence of local winds and the low pressure area spreading from Uttar Pradesh of India to the east of Bangladesh.


According to the Division, due to the same atmospheric condition, there is currently generally to completely cloudy in Province 1, Madhesh Province and Bagmati Province and light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is likely to occur at some places of Province 1, Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province, and at a few places of Madhesh Province. 


Likewise, tonight it will be partly to generally cloudy in Province 1, Madhes Province, Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province along with partly cloudy to mainly fair in the rest of the country. Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is likely to occur at a few places in Province 1, Madhes Province, Bagmati Province and Gandaki Province, the Division said. 


Today the minimum temperature of Kathmandu was 20 degrees Celsius followed by the 28 degrees maximum.


 

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