KATHMANDU, March 27: Thick haze is witnessed in the Kathmandu Valley as the pollutants' particles have accumulated in the atmosphere due to the forest fires in most of the districts of the country in recent days.
The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology in a special bulletin on Saturday stated that the air in the atmosphere in most parts of the country was in static condition. The Department said the polluting particles are floating in the air as they are not dispersed. This has resulted in the increased level of pollution in the atmosphere.
Meteorologist Sabina Shakya said there was less chance of improvement in the atmospheric condition for some days. This is likely to cause eye irritation and problems in respiration to people.
The Department has urged people not to go out of their house except for very essential work and wear masks and take necessary precautions against the air pollution if they are unable to avoid their travel.