KATHMANDU, March 31: Nepal's atmosphere currently blanketed with thick smog is likely to stay here for a few more days.
Meteorologist Samir Shrestha said the monsoon system should develop with either the occurrence of heavy rainfall or gusty wind for the haze to clear out. "There is no possibility of such a system developing in the coming two or three days," he said.
Meteorologists and Environmentalists maintain that the current weather situation is the result of numerous wildfires in various parts of the country.
At present, there is partial influence of the Westerly along with local wind in the country. According to meteorologists, rainfall has not occurred as these systems are not active.
The weather will be partly to generally cloudy in the hilly region of the country with chances of light rainfall accompanied with thunder and lightning at one or two places of Province no 1, Bagmati, Gandaki and Lumbini provinces in the afternoon today, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said.
The Meteorological Forecasting Division in its weather update stated that Kathmandu Valley recorded a minimum temperature of 12.0 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 27.2 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours.
Similarly, Jumla recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 5.0 degrees Celsius and Nepalgunj the highest maximum temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours.