KATHMANDU, July 2: Most places in the country are experiencing light to moderate rainfall for the past couple of days due to an active impact of the monsoon wind and the development of a low pressure system near the Tarai region.
The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Meteorological Forecasting Division has called for adopting special precaution as there is possibility of heavy rainfall along with thunder and lightning at some places of Province 1, Province 2, Bagmati , Lumbini and Gandaki provinces. The Department stated that there is a risk of landslide, soil erosion and mudflow in the hilly regions of these provinces.
The division also shared that the water level in the rivers, rivulets and seasonal streams might rise affecting daily life as well as transportation services.
The weather is generally to completely cloudy throughout the country in the meantime. Many places of Province 1, Province 2 and Gandaki province are witnessing moderate to heavy rain while some places of the rest of the provinces are receiving light to moderate rain, the division stated in its daily weather bulletin.
Generally to completely cloudy weather throughout the country toward Friday afternoon has been forecast with chances of light to moderate rain at many places of Province 1, Province 2, Bagmati and Gandaki provinces, and at a few places of Lumbini, Karnali and Sudur Paschim provinces. The same weather system will continue on Friday evening as well.
Continuous rainfall has been taking place in the Kathmandu Valley since Friday morning. A maximum temperature of 24.4 degrees Celsius and minimum of 19.4 degrees Celsius was recorded in Kathmandu on Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, the weather will be generally to completely cloudy with chances of light to moderate rainl at many places of Province 1, Province 2, Bagmati and Gandaki provinces, and at a few places of Lumbini, Karnali and Sudur Paschim provinces.
Kathmandu received 40 millimetres of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Biratnagar received the highest rainfall (89.9 millimetres), Simara 62 millimetres and Bhairahawa received 57 millimetres of rain in the last 24 hours.