Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

Extreme cold weather can produce unusual phenomena, from so-called sea smoke to slushy ocean waves. As atmospheric scientist Scott Denning explains, these striking events are caused mainly by the behavior of water at very cold temperatures.

CHICAGO, Jan 2: The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Weather gets colder as mercury drops

January 28, 2019 12:42 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Today was colder as the minimum temperature was less than that on Sunday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has predicted that the various parts of the country will witness partial to normal rainfall throughout the day today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Weather Forecasting Division has said light snowfall is likely to occur in some places of the high mountainous region and light rain at few places of the mountainous region today.

CHITWAN, Jan 3: The Chepang people living on the hill adjacent to Sauraha are economically so poor that they spend the nights beside the hearth for want of enough bedding clothes to keep themselves warm during the winter.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The cold weather has gripped the Kathmandu Valley with temperature 5.5 degree Celsius on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: As the winter is on the verge of its peak, colder has been experienced across the country today including in the Kathmandu Valley. The Valley's temperature dipped to 2.6 degrees Celsius today.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 25: Normal life in Banke district has been affected due to a cold wave and thick fog. Banke district has been experiencing chilling cold from today.

BAJHANG, Dec 21:  As the mercury dropped following the recent snowfalls, schools in Bajhang district are conducting classes on open grounds to stave off the extreme cold.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Cold has increased as the minimum temperature continues to fall constantly since the past few days due to the influence of the Westerly wind.

NUWAKOT, Nov 25: The students of an earthquake-ravaged school in Nuwakot have been braving the unforgiving cold of winter, the scorching heat of summer and the torrential rainfall of monsoon.

Memories down the lane

November 14, 2018 11:18 am

A mere picture that makes me walk through the memory lane and then chuckle and cry. A scene that I used to behold from the terrace of my house on every  tranquil yet cold morning, being seated calmly and enthralled on the chair, webbing strange dreams and imaginations, cherishing each gulps of delectable tea prepared by my mom.

PARBAT, Nov 9 : Most of villages in the Upper Mustang are almost empty these days. This is due to the seasonal migration.

Kathmandu Valley witnesses cold

October 28, 2018 12:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The Kathmandu Valley has witnessed cold following the Dashain festival.

Being alone on a cold alien landscape may seem like a sad way to pass six years, but for the Mars Curiosity rover, it's been a brilliant stretch.

Dynamics of military expenditures of the main countries of the world from the end of the cold war

Cold War II

February 27, 2018 00:30 am

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. It is both different and familiar

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The government will start implementing Cold Store Construction Project from the current fiscal year, officials of Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) said.

LAHAN, Jan 20: The Khadga Municipality of Saptari on Friday distributed blankets to cold wave victims and also arranged firewood in all wards to get protected from cold snaps.  Municipality Mayor Hemayu Haq on Friday distributed 1,523 pieces of blankets to cold wave survivors through concerned wards' chairpersons.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Samim Miyan Ansari,  a central advisory committee member of UML's Nepal Millat Council Center, distributed blankets and warm clothes to over 1,000 households affected by the recent cold wave in four districts of Province 2.

Fish die due to severe cold

January 17, 2018 01:45 am

SARLAHI, Jan 16: Farmers of Sarlahi have suffered a huge loss as fish are dying in the pond due to severe cold.

Cold claims 19 lives in Rautahat alone

January 16, 2018 06:45 am

RAUTAHAT, Jan 16: With the death of two more people on Sunday, the death toll of people dying from cold has climbed to 19 in Rautahat.

LAHAN, Jan 15: The biting winter cold has claimed the lives of five people, including four women, within a week in a single Ward of Karjanha Municipality in Siraha district.

Woman succumbs to cold in Saptari

January 15, 2018 07:50 am

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 15: One more woman succumbed to excessive cold at Kanchanrup Municipality-3 of Saptari district on Sunday due to the prevalent cold wave over the last some days.

SIRAHA, Jan 14:​ Parmeshwor Paswan of Sitapur, Laxmipur Patari-6, lost his wife to cold after being unable to buy her warm clothes. But he doesn't have the money for her funeral. After the death of his wife, it has been a real challenge for Parmeshwor to collect money for her funeral.

SAPTARI, Jan 13: Birachhya Malaha, 65, and his wife are already too old to earn for their livelihood. The locals of Mainakadare village of Saptari lost their house, which they had built with their lifetime savings, in the monsoon six months ago.

Aged man succumbs to cold in Dang

January 12, 2018 15:32 pm

DANG Jan 12: One person died from cold today at Gadhawa of Dang.

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 12: The Nepalese Army Wives Association Thursday distributed blankets to 150 families affected by cold at Dhikuli of Mahadeva Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari.

Cold claims one more life in Siraha

January 11, 2018 12:26 pm

LAHAN, Jan 11: Cold has claimed one more life in Siraha district.

MUGU, Jan 11: Unable to bear the extreme weather in the northern hemisphere during this winter, different species of birds have started entering Nepal to escape the chilling cold.

JANAKAPURDHAM, Jan 10: Police and the local administration are seen busy arranging bonfires in public places to keep the locals warm as the cold spell started taking the tarai districts in its grip. Houses of the poor and marginalized people are being increasingly visited by representatives of various organizations for offering relief these days.

SARLAHI, Jan 10: Dipping temperature had affected normal life of people across Madhes for the last few days. It had forced them to stay indoors in morning and evening and even during the day, mobility of the public was not as dense as it would otherwise. However, on Monday, they heaved a sigh of relief as the sun was relatively warmer and lasted throughout the day.

POKHARA, Jan 10: Even though the hilly districts like Manang and Mustang are still waiting for seasonal snowfall that is imperative for the growth of crops in their fields, dipping temperature has certainly begun to worry them.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The government has decided to distribute relief materials worth Rs 22.2 million to the general public affected by the cold weather in 22 districts of the tarai region.

Cold starts taking its toll in Madhes

January 9, 2018 09:20 am

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 9: Every year, cold wave claims lives in Madhes and every year it gets sufficient space in the national media coverage. However, one thing that has fallen short so far, year after year, is that neither the government nor the locals come up with solutions for addressing the issue. Consequently, cold related deaths do not cease to draw headlines.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has decided to distribute relief materials worth Rs 20.22 million to the general public affected by the cold weather in 22 districts of the tarai region.

JAJARKOT, Jan 9: The dipping temperature compounded by the foggy weather has added to the woes of viral fever patients in Jajarkot. According to the health workers and doctors deployed in various parts of the district, providing service to the patients has really been a challenge due to the increasing cold.

Cold menace continues in tarai

January 8, 2018 08:10 am

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 8: Foggy weather along with cold wave continues to adversely affect normal life in all tarai districts for a week now. With one after another person dying due to the frosting cold, the death toll has climbed to 15 within a week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has urged the government to help the people affected by the cold wave in Tarai.

LAHAN, Jan 7: Three people including a six-year-old child have died due to hypothermia in Siraha district. Biting cold has gripped the district with the onset of a cold wave in the last few days.

Cold hits life hard in tarai districts

January 7, 2018 08:45 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: With the temperature continuing to dip each day, the biting cold of the winter has severely affected life in various districts in the tarai region. Cold has especially hit hard Saptari, Mahottari and Siraha of the tarai belt.

MONTPELIER, Jan 6: Brutally cold conditions are expected to envelop the East Coast most of this weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont.

Cold claims nine lives in a week

January 6, 2018 08:15 am

RAUTAHAT, Jan 5:  As the freezing cold has started gripping the country, nine deaths have been reported from various tarai districts in the last one week.

Cold wave claims two in Rautahat

January 5, 2018 19:36 pm

RAUTAHAT, Jan 5: Two people have died due to biting cold in the district on Friday.

SOLUKHUMBU, Jan 5: With the mercury dipping, locals from northern part of Solukhumbu district have left for low-lying areas including the capital city Kathmandu to escape biting cold.

SAPTARI, Jan 5: Normal life has been affected in Saptari with abrupt fall in temperature.  General public have suffered from different diseases such as Pneumonia, common cold, cough, cold diarrhea, headache and asthma in Rajbiraj and other areas due to growing cold.

Cold wave kills eight in Humla

January 4, 2018 09:35 am

HUMLA, Jan 4: Eight people lost their lives in Humla due to cold wave. Rana Devi Pariyar and Nandakala Pariyar, both 27 and residents of Tajakot rural municipality-5 were the latest who succumbed to cold and fever.