KATHMANDU, August 13: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted that there will be more than average rainfall (1,462 MM) this monsoon. There has been an average rainfall since June 1 to August 11 this year, the Department said, explaining that a total of 858.5 mm rainfall has been recorded across the country during this period.
Average rainfall means annual average rainfall from June 1 to August 11 within 1991 to 2020. Meteorologist Sudarshan Humagain shared that in this monsoon the average rainfall so far has been 835.3 mm i.e. 56.7 per cent. Meteorologists have predicted that there will be 1,462 mm of rainfall this monsoon.
More rainfalls are likely in coming days as monsoon will prevail for two more months. Province No 1, Bagmati Province, Gandaki Province and Sudurpaschim provinces have received more than average rainfall during this monsoon while the majority of places in Madhesh Province and Lumbini Province saw below average rainfall. This year monsoon entered Nepal on June 5.
The four-month period spanning from June to September is called the monsoon period in the South Asian Region. Monsoon enters from the eastern part of the country and gradually extends to the west. Meteorologist Binu Maharjan said that hilly areas of the country received more rainfall than the Terai areas this monsoon.
At present, most of the places across the country are generally cloudy. Light to moderate rainfall coupled with thunderstorms are expected in some parts of the mountains area tonight. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley today was recorded at 20 degree Celsius while the maximum at 30.5 degree Celsius. Pokhara recorded 10 mm rainfall while Birendranagar received 14 mm.