WEATHER ALERT: Valley mercury dips to 4 degrees Celsius

Published On: December 14, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Temperature in the Kathmandu Valley plummeted to 4 degrees Celsius on Monday. This is the lowest temperature that the Valley has experienced so far this year, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

On Sunday, the Valley’s minimum temperature was measured at 4.5 degrees Celsius. Meteorologist Nirajan Sapkota said temperature is falling across the country as winter has already set in. If it is mostly cloudy, the maximum temperature will rise as the cloud functions as a blanket, if there is no cloud or clear weather, the minimum temperature will fall and we experience cold. 

Meteorologists predict that this winter the minimum temperature will plummet to zero degree Celsius. They said there will be clear weather for the next couple of days. Despite sunshine at day time, it will be chilly in the morning and evening. Presently, the weather is partly cloudy in the hilly region of the country. The hill regions in Province 1 will be partly cloudy this afternoon and the climate will be generally fair in the rest of the country.

The updates from the Meteorological Forecasting Division state that the Kathmandu Valley’s maximum temperature was measured at 21.6 degrees Celsius. Similarly, Jumla reports the lowest -6.5 degrees Celsius and Biratnagar witnessed the highest minimum temperature of 13.5 degrees Celsius.

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