KATHMANDU, March 28: The smog blanketing the Kathmandu Valley since Friday is to stay for some more days. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said that the air pollution caused by wildfire in most of the districts, long drought and lack of strong wind are the reasons behind the smog.
The polluted air has badly declined visibility in the Valley. However, the atmosphere which is currently stable will improve in two to three days, according to meteorologist Bibhuti Pokhrel. She shared the information that most of the districts in the country are facing the problem of wildfire and no rainfall for the past some time. The improvement in current whether needs either wind or rainfall, she stressed.
The people have felt eyesore due to the air pollution. The Department has requested everyone not to leave home and compulsorily use masks and maintain further alertness in case of leaving home to stay away from the effects of air pollution.
Currently, there is a minor effect of the westerly wind and local wind, which will cause light rain with thunder and lightning in few places of the hilly region in the country today, the Department forecast.