Active monsoon triggers rainfall across country: MFD

Published On: July 4, 2017 05:17 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMAN DU , July 4: With monsoon becoming fully active since the past two days, the entire country has started witnessing rainfalls. 

Monsoon that entered the country through a route of eastern part in mid-June has started blowing across the country since a week ago, said the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD). 

The country is receiving good rainfalls since the past few days as monsoon minimal sea level pressure has shifted toward the north, said meteorologist Subas Rimal. 

The westerly wind has spread moisture emanating from the Bay of Bengal almost all over the country thus triggering rainfalls nationwide, he said. 

The MFD said the country would witness a change in weather pattern and continue to receive rains throughout till the next three days. 

As big clouds have developed in the sky in eastern south region of the country, causing rains throughout the day and night today in mid Tarai districts including Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Bara, said Rimal. 

Likewise, heavy rains would occur in Tarai district in far western Nepal like Kailali and Kanchanpur on Wednesday, he added. 

According to latest data with the MFD, Dhangadhi received a maximum amount of 93 millimeters (mm) rains so far since monsoon started while Pokhara and Dipayal witnessed relatively low rainfalls measuring at 4 mm each. 

Likewise, Nepalgunj has received 66 mm rainfall, Dang 65 mm, Birendranagar 26 mm and Dadeldhura 24 mm. In eastern districts, Dhankuta received 33 mm, Okhaldhunga 15 mm, Taplejung 14 mm and Biratnagar 10 mm. 

The MFD has recorded 25 mm rainfall in Kathmandu and 24 mm in Bhairahawa in the past few days. RSS 

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