KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Cold has increased as the minimum temperature continues to fall constantly since the past few days due to the influence of the Westerly wind.
More cold has been felt as the Westerlies caused partial cloudy condition and a drop in temperature.
According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the minimum temperature in Kathmandu valley today was 5.5 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature was recorded at 19 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was 6 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature 19 degrees Celsius in Kathmandu valley on Wednesday.
Senior meteorologist Sujan Subedi said that cold will increase with the minimum temperature continuing to dip as the winter season has already started. Generally December to February is taken as winter season.
He said that the weather has become adverse due to the influence of the Westerlies as well as the development of minor activities in the atmosphere. The rain-causing system has not yet developed and the cold will further increase if this system became active.
As per the weather forecast report the Division issued today, there are chances of light snowfall at a few places of the high mountainous region today and isolated brief rain has been predicted at one or two places of the hilly region, with partial to generally cloudy conditions.
The Division stated that the sky would remain generally cloudy in the western mountainous region and partly cloudy in the central and eastern mountain region tonight. Light rain is forecast for high mountainous region of the western part.
The weather will be partly cloudy in the eastern mountainous region and mainly fair in the rest of the country tomorrow. Light snowfall in the high mountainous region and sporadic brief rain is likely to occur at one or two places of the hilly regions of the east has been forecast for tomorrow.