Heavy rains batter country throughout today

Published On: July 1, 2016 02:16 PM NPT By: KULCHAND PHOMBO  | @@kulchandphombo

KATHMANDU, July 1: With the surge of monsoon since Thursday, the country has been witnessing heavy rainfalls across the nation.

According to Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD), Gaucharan, Kathmandu, rainfall in Kathmandu has been measured 23 millimeters till 8:45 am today.

Dadeldhura has witnessed the highest 92 millimeters rainfall while 82 millimeters of rainfall was gauged in Dhagadi.  

However, no rainfall has been witnessed in Nepalgunj so far but it is likely to occur in the afternoon, said MFD.

The weather is cloudy throughout the nation and the same weather pattern will continue until 2-3 days.

"The moisture-laden winds arising mostly from the Bay of Bengal and partly from Arabian Sea caused rainfall in the southern parts of the Himalayas including Nepal and it is likely to continue until next few days," meteorologist of the MFD Shanti Kandel told Republica Online.

The MFD has advised people to take caution during the monsoon as it might trigger landslides and floods.


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