SALLERI (Solukhumbu), Jan 31: Most of the businessmen and locals of Khumbu, a major mountain tourism destination, have left the area to escape the biting cold.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Kathmandu Valley has experienced the lowest temperature this winter. At 6:30 this morning, the minimum temperature in Kathmandu Valley was measured at 2.2 degrees Celsius.

KIMATHANKA (Sankhuwasabha), Jan 28: Snowfall in the highland of Sankhuwasabha district has adversely affected normal life of people.

MANANG, Jan 25: The temperature in the mountainous district of Manang is decreasing daily. With the arrival of January, the temperature here has dropped to minus 22 degrees. The temperature here reaches minus 12 during the afternoon. Although the snowfall is less, the cold has increased significantly.

Did your hands freeze this morning?

January 23, 2024 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Did you experience a freezing sensation in your hands this morning? With temperatures dropping to 3.4 degrees, it's no surprise that the cold is making an impact. Today, a chilly atmosphere envelops most parts of the country, including the Kathmandu Valley. By 9 o'clock in the morning, working becomes a challenge as the hands feel the bite of the cold.

Freezing cold affects life in Madhesh

January 21, 2024 18:30 pm

MAHOTTARI, Jan 21: Normal life in Madhesh Province has been affected by the biting cold in the past three weeks. The cold has badly affected life in Terai including Mahottari district.

KHAJURA (Banke), Jan 18: The institutional and community schools at Nepalgunj have been closed for three days in the wake of increasing cold.

SALLERI (SOLUKHUMBU), Jan 13: Over 100 community schools in Solukhumbu have been closed due to the increasing cold.

SIRAHA, Jan 11: Teaching and learning activities have been affected due to the cold that has been increasing for the past few days. As a result, community schools in Siraha have started announcing the closure.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 8: All community and private schools within Birgunj metropolitan city have been closed for a week starting from Monday amidst dipping temperatures.

PHUNGLING, Jan 2: The number of tourists viewing the third largest peak of the world, Kanchanjungha, has declined sharply owing to the growing chill of late.

MUGU, Dec 28: The Mugum Karmarong rural municipality in Mugu has decided to close schools in the Upper Karan area for a month due to increasing cold.

Biting cold afflicts Musahar people

December 28, 2023 11:02 am

MADHYABINDU (Nawalparasi), Dec 28: The Musahar community of Devchuli Municipality-2 is suffering from biting cold with the dipping mercury. There are nearly 113 Musahar households, which survive on daily wages. It is one of the most backward communities in the country. Local Shanti Musahar said, "We have neither clothes nor food to brave the severe cold."

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The minimum temperature till 5:45 this morning was measured at 4.8 degrees Celsius in Kathmandu. This is the lowest temperature recorded in Kathmandu so far this year, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Doctors have highlighted a surge in the number of patients suffering from seasonal diseases as the cold weather intensifies. Major hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley report an increase in the cases of swine flu (H1N1), viral pneumonia, cold, and bacterial pneumonia.

Himalayan settlements facing severe cold

December 17, 2023 11:00 am

POKHARA, Dec 16: The settlements in the upper parts of the Himalayan districts of Manang and Mustang are wearing deserted looks due to extreme cold. The locals say that villagers are flocking to the city to escape the cold.

BIRGUNJ (Parsa), Dec 13: The number of patients suffering from cold and cough, fever and respiratory problems visiting hospitals has increased with the dip in the mercury in Parsa.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The minimum temperature in the Kathmandu Valley has dropped to 5.8 degrees Celsius, marking the lowest recorded temperature this year.

As winter tightens its grip on the earthquake-affected regions of Jajarkot and Rukum West in Karnali Province, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sounded a critical alarm, urging the provincial government to take immediate action to safeguard the lives of those grappling with the bitter cold.

MANANG, Dec 12: With cold soaring, the temperature in the mountainous Manang district is on the decline to the point of minus 16 degrees Celsius in the second week of December, crippling life.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has forecasted light to moderate snowfall in certain highland and mountainous areas of the country. Additionally, there is a chance of light rain in some hilly regions.

JUMLA, Dec 9: With the minimum temperature dropping below zero degree centigrade, the daily life of people in Jumla has been adversely affected.

Child dies of cold in Jajarkot

November 30, 2023 13:17 pm

JAJARKOT, Nov 30: A child died of the chilling cold in Kushe Rural Municipality in Jajarkot district on Wednesday.

JAJARKOT, Nov 27: A new mother died of cold in Jajarkot district on Sunday night. The deceased has been identified as Sharmila Chadara, 25, of Nalgad Municipality-8 in Jajarkot district.

JAJARKOT, Nov 20: A 70-year-old quake-survivor in Jajarkot district succumbed to extreme cold on Sunday morning.

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Jajarkot and Rukum East, the government's swift action in collecting a substantial relief fund of Rs 152.80 million is commendable. However, the urgency now lies not just in disbursing immediate relief to the victims but in ensuring that this substantial fund is utilized judiciously for the long-term benefit of those affected.

JAJARKOT, Nov 17: Two elderly persons died from cold in Jajarkot district.

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.

KHAJURA, Dec 29: Increasing cold for the past three days has crippled life in western Terai including Banke district.

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 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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has asked all to be cautious as the temperature is gradually decreasing.

Weather to improve from today

February 6, 2022 11:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The weather affected by the western low pressure system for the last few days is expected to improve from today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Westerly wind has a partial influence on the weather in the country at present. The weather will further be affected with the increase of its influence by Wednesday night.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Currently, the western low pressure system has a partial effect in the country. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the effect of the weather system has caused a partial cloud cover in the hilly areas of the country and fog in the Terai region.

Possibility of light rain today

January 26, 2022 14:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The country is currently under the spell of a westerly low-pressure system due to which light rainfall is predicted today.

The local governments in the Kavrepalanchowk district have started ordering the closure of schools with increasing cold weather. Three local levels in the district have already ordered schools in their area to close for a week following the fall in mercury caused by the rainfall a few days ago.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Meteorologists have predicted light rain and cloud cover across the country including Kathmandu this week.

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

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.

HOUSTON, Feb 18: Texas officials warned of “disasters within the disaster” of historic cold weather that left millions without heat for a third day on Wednesday, telling residents to prepare for energy to not return until the weekend.

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, Feb 17: A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm.

MAHOTTARI, Jan 17: An excessive cold weather has affected daily life in several districts in the middle-east Tarai for the past few days. Dense fog has made the weather severely cold, with no or little sunshine in the area.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Kathmandu Valley experienced the coldest day so far this winter season with the minimum temperature recorded at 1.3 degrees Celsius.

Top 5 tips for healthy winter skin

December 19, 2020 09:00 am

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KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The country including the Kathmandu Valley has been experiencing chilling cold in recent days.

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.

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Kathmandu Valley on Saturday recorded the lowest temperature so far in the winter this year.