Weather Alert: Cyclone Tauktae causing mild to light rainfall across western Nepal

Published On: May 17, 2021 04:26 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 17: General to fully cloudy weather has been predicted in several parts of the country from Tuesday as a result of a severe cyclonic storm called Tauktae. The storm is presently based in the middle east Arabian Sea. 

Although Nepal will not be experiencing the direct impact of the Tauktae, its indirect effects are likely to be felt in the country, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).

The intensity of the cyclone is further growing and it is moving towards north and northwest. Most parts in Karnali, Sudurpaschim, Gandaki and Lumbini Provinces are expected to see moderate rainfall while noticeable rain is forecast in few other places from Wednesday evening to Friday. Similarly, light to moderate rainfall has been forecast at a few places in Province1, Province 2 and Bagmati Province. 

Senior meteorologist at MFD Pratibha Manandhar said heavy rainfall and storms are less likely as Nepal is not going to experience direct impact of the Tauktae.  However, the impact of Tauktae will remain till Friday. 

Since this is pre-monsoon season there is a possibility of thundershower, wind and rain with hailstone. The MFD has asked climbers not to attempt mountain expeditions during this period.

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