What Another Dry Winter Means for Nepal

February 27, 2024 07:30 am

Despite forecasts from the government agencies concerned that Nepal would receive more than the three-decade average rainfall in the 2023-24 winter, it rained very little in Nepal this winter. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the country has received only 12.1 mm of rainfall this winter so far (from 23 December 2023 to 26 February 2024).

LAHAN, Jan 2: A small thatched hut serves as the home for Shyam Devi Sadaya of Golbazar Municipality-10 Musahari Tol in Siraha. The family, consisting of four children and an elderly mother-in-law, endures the harsh cold by constantly living outside the house under the open sky.

As winter takes hold in the country, many Nepalis are concerned about the lack of warmth and shelter during the coldest months. A significant number of people, especially in the southern plains, live in homes made of mud and thatch roof, providing little insulation against the cold. This can lead to hypothermia and other serious health problems, particularly for the elderly and young children. Winter is challenging for those without proper roofs and enough warm clothes.

Migratory birds in Nepal to escape winter

November 18, 2023 09:30 am

BELBARI (Morang), Nov 18: Migratory birds that come to Nepal to spend the winter have arrived in and around the rivers and wetlands of Nepal. The migratory birds start coming to Nepal with the arrival of the month of November.

Rain likely from today

January 23, 2023 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said that there is a possibility of normal to moderate rain starting from West Nepal to Kathmandu and other parts of the country from Monday night. The rainfall is likely to continue until Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Light rain with partial to general changes would occur across the country due to the influence of the westerly low pressure system.

Ensuring Everyone Stays Warm in Winter

January 19, 2023 07:45 am

With winter in full bloom in the country, a major concern for a lot of Nepalis is the lack of warmth and shelter during the coldest months of the year. A large number of people in Nepal, especially those in the country’s southern plains live in homes made of mud and thatch, which provide little insulation against cold. This can lead to hypothermia and other serious health problems, especially for the elderly and young children.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Light snowfall is likely in the hilly areas of Sudurpaschim, Karnali and Gandaki provinces today due to the influence of the westerly low pressure system, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM).

Weather to remain partly cloudy

January 11, 2023 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: There will be light snowfall in some places with partial to normal rainfall in Sudurpaschim, Karnali and Gandaki provinces today. This is due to the influence of the westerly low pressure system, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The weather is going to remain generally clear with minor change in some parts of the country. The weather will remain generally clear in the hilly areas of Province No. 1, Karnali and Sudurpaschim with possibility of fog in many parts of Terai in the morning, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Light rainfall is likely in some parts of the country with partial to normal change in the weather in most parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The country’s weather is likely to remain partly to generally cloudy in the coming week.

MALANGWA, Dec 23: Normal life in the Terai including Sarlahi district has been badly affected due to thick fog and cold waves. Thick fog has blanketed the district from early morning today while the cold wave has also been reported.

Preventing Cold Wave Deaths

December 21, 2022 07:30 am

Winter for Nepalis is all about biting cold, more so for those who lack roofs over their heads and enough clothes to keep themselves warm in the cold season. The impact of winter is much more severe in the Tarai, the country’s southern plains, where cold waves kill people every year.

SIDDHARTHANAGAR, Dec 19: Rupandehi has increasingly seen thick smog in the morning of late. Temperature here has invariably gone down with haze and smog. The chilly environment has troubled the general public in carrying out their day-to-day work.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Due to the influence of the low pressure system, there will be partial to normal rain and snowfall in some places of the country today.

LAMKI, Dec 14: Cold wave has started in western Terai including Kailali and Kanchanpur districts. Layers of thick fog have engulfed places like Lamki, Tikapur, Sukhad, Mahendranagar and other areas in the districts from early morning today (Wednesday).

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Kathmandu Valley witnesses cold in mornings and evenings than in the afternoons. On Monday, the minimum temperature in Kathmandu dropped to 5.4 degree Celsius. Meteorologist Pratibha Manandhar has informed Republica that Kathmandu has the lowest temperature this year.

KIVSHARIVKA, Ukraine, Oct 19: Nine-year-old Artem Panchenko helps his grandmother stoke a smoky fire in a makeshift outdoor kitchen beside their nearly abandoned apartment block. The light is falling fast and they need to eat before the setting sun plunges their home into cold and darkness.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: A team of Nepali mountaineers who left for the Everest region on January 26 with a mission to introduce a commercial route to the summit of Mt Cho Oyu has successfully fixed lines up to 7,409.72 meters.

DOTI, Jan 22: The major tourist destination in Sudurpaschim Province, Khaptad, has drawn an increasing number of domestic tourists since the second snowfall this winter last Wednesday.

Three found dead in Kathmandu

January 22, 2022 08:01 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Three people were found dead in different areas of Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The westerly wind is likely to cause general changes in weather systems across the country for the next three days and also bring light rainfall in some mountainous areas and snowfall in the high hills and Himalayan region.

SURKHET, Dec 27: With the onset of snowfall, border police posts and other outposts in the upper parts of Dolpa, Humla and Mugu have been merged with the District Police Office at the district headquarters. According to the Karnali Province Police Office, eight police posts in three districts have been merged into the district police office.

SIMKOT, Dec 27: Snow has been falling in the high mountainous district of Humla since Sunday evening due to a change in weather. Despite the people's lives being affected due to the snowfall, farmers in the southern part of the district are happy as they had suffered a lot due to drought.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Temperature has decreased across the Kathmandu Valley today. The minimum temperature of the Valley is recorded 5.4 degree Celsius, the coldest this year, which was 6.5 degree Celsius on Friday, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Experts have warned that the influence of westerly winds could lower the temperature in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Snowfall has been forecast in the country for the next three days due to the influence of Westerly trough and the low pressure system formed at the Arabian Sea.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the partial effect of the low pressure area formed in the Arabian Sea has changed the weather in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday experienced the coldest day of the year so far today.

Weather improving from today

February 7, 2021 14:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 7:  The weather which was influenced by the impact of westerly wind from Thursday is improving from today.

Grey of winter

January 12, 2021 18:22 pm

When the whining hounds Of piercing wind howls Outside your window panel

Cold claims four in Siraha

December 18, 2020 12:43 pm

LAHAN, Dec 18: Four people have died of cold in Siraha district in a week.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 17: The mobility of migratory birds has started increasing in the rivers, lakes and wetlands of Kanchanpur district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: The Kathmandu Valley has recorded the lowest air temperature of this year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The sky at most of the places of the country will remain partly to generally cloudy while some places of high-hilly and mountainous areas will experience light snowfall on Thursday due to the influence of the Westerly wind.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The mercury continues to dip throughout the country including in the Kathmandu Valley. The minimum temperature in Kathmandu was 5.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature so far this year. On Wednesday, the lowest temperature in the Valley was 6.0 degrees Celsius.

Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally is inching toward 200,000 as winter sets in; nearly half the total cases from Kathmandu

Mercury on rising trend

February 15, 2020 14:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Temperature across the country including in the Kathmandu Valley is on the rise for the past few days.

Tips to stay hydrated in winter

January 28, 2020 08:00 am

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the United States of America, men and women should consume at least 3.7 and 2.7 liters of fluid respectively.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Continuous rainfall coupled with heavy snowfall on Friday crippled normal life in the hill districts across the country.

DADELDHURA, Jan 15: The highways in the far western region are often blocked by heaps of snow during the winter season. As a result, hundreds of passengers have to get stuck on the roads as the authorities ‘cannot clear the roads due to the lack of equipment’. Parts of Bhimdutta Highway, which connects seven districts of the far-west with the rest of the country, has been blocked since the past few days due to heavy snowfall. Dasharath Chand Highway, Jaya Prithivi Highway, Dr KI Singh Highway and some other roads are still slippery due to sno

ROLPA, Jan 7: The luxury of warm blankets in cold winter nights is a distant dream for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

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Ways to prevent hair damage in winter

January 6, 2020 14:30 pm

As the cold wind makes hair brittle and dry, your hair needs to be taken care of during the winter season. Here are a few tops ways how you can prevent hair damage in this cool weather.

Ode to winter

January 5, 2020 08:44 am

Winter is the best custodian of the nature. It may seem to muck things up but it rarely sucks them up. It makes beautiful young lady joggers look like shabby decoys wrapped in multiple layers of apparels installed in front of a store of a stingy uniform business owner. Likewise, handsome young men joggers look like nondescript and rundown scarecrows erected in the farmers’ fields.

Winter is here and the months of December and January are the worst months ever in terms of cold. And this year, the weather seems to have gotten worse. While we might wrap ourselves in layers of heavy clothes, it’s often difficult to keep our hands and feet warm.

SIMIKOT, Dec 28: All health facilities in seven rural municipalities in Humla are dealing with an increased number of people with complains of winter-related health issues as the winter season is about hit its peak.

With the weather temperature decreasing every day, we all wish to drink a cup of steaming drink that will keep you warm. Instead of the usual tea and coffee, why not try out a few new drinks that taste good and have additional health benefits as well.

Vegetable soup is loaded with nutrients and is low in calories.