The westerly wind brings rainfall throughout the country

Published On: March 7, 2020 01:20 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, March 7: Rainfall is taking place throughout the country since the morning today due to the influence of the Westerly wind, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said.

Meteorologist Shanti Kandel said the Westerly wind entered Nepal since Friday, triggering rainfall throughout the country.

"There is also the influence of the local wind along with the Westerly wind as it is the pre-monsoon time," she said, adding that the rainfall will occur intermittently and not continuously.

This weather system will remain only until the evening today and the weather will gradually become fair from tomorrow.

Presently, the weather is generally to completely cloudy in the western part and partly to generally cloudy in the rest of the country. Rainfall is taking place in some places in the western part as well as in the central and eastern parts.

Rainfall occurred in the Kathmandu Valley since the morning. On Sunday, the weather will be partly to generally cloudy in the eastern part and generally fair in the rest of the country. On Monday, it will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country with chances of brief rain in one or two places.

The Division has issued a warning for the next 24 hours, urging for adopting precaution given the possibility of rain accompanied by thunder, lightning, gusty winds and hailstone occurring at some places of the country as well as considering the chances of light to moderate snowfall at some places of high hilly and mountainous regions.

As per the latest weather information provided by the Division, Kathmandu Valley received 0.8 millimeters of rain today. Nepalgunj received the highest amount of rainfall. It received 95.0 millimeters of rain.

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