Westerly winds drop mercury across country

Published On: January 1, 2017 03:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Westerly winds from the Mediterranean Sea have led to a sudden dip in temperature in various parts of the country, including in the Capital City.

The temperature will continue to dip further and there is also likelihood of sporadic drizzle until Monday, according to the Department of Hydrology and meteorology.

"Cold will increase on Sunday and Monday due to the change in the weather, and will improve gradually only after Tuesday," meteorologist Subas Rimal said.

Though the minimum temperature has not been affected, the maximum temperature has gone down to 19.5 centigrade. The western region of the country would however experience improvement in the weather from Monday itself.

The impact of the western low pressure sector from the Mediterranean during winter leads to a flow of water vapor from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, west India to Nepal, said meteorologist Rimal.

The high mountain region witnessed snowfall on Saturday with 0.1 millimeters of rainfall in the capital. The likelihood of rainfall today in the capital continues to remain. RSS 

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