KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Monsoon will become active in the eastern and central regions of the country for some more days due to the influence of the low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said.

Weather improves today

September 26, 2020 15:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The weather changed significantly after the effect of the westerly low pressure system for some days has witnessed improvement on Saturday.

Impacted by low pressure belt created along India’s Madhya Pradesh, the  rainfall  is expected to decrease by Saturday night

Narayani River crosses danger mark

September 24, 2020 15:00 pm

CHITWAN, Sept 24: The water level in the Narayani river has crossed the danger mark, following incessant rain for the last three days. It is estimated that the river level will rise further as the rain continues in areas of the origin of the river.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The country received 240 percent more rainfall during this monsoon. Some places in particular have recorded 200mm of rainfall as well.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: At least 231 people lost their lives due to monsoon-induced natural disasters across Nepal in the past two months, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Monsoon is to be active again, triggering light or moderate rain in most parts of the country for the next two to three days. According to meteorologist Shanti Kandel, monsoon trough is likely to draw closer to the Tarai plains from tonight and cause precipitation.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Monsoon is to become active again from Monday. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, monsoon trough is coming closer to Nepal's southern plains from Monday night, further triggering the monsoon effect.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said the ongoing monsoon rains will remain more active from coming July 27 (Monday).

Just between June and July this year, 89 people died and 278 families were affected by landslides around the country; 17 lost their lives after being hit by thunderbolt and 77 families were affected. Similarly, three died and 93 families were affected by floods. Just this week, 59 people died by landslides and two from flood, 137, 123 and 29 families were affected by landslides, heavy rainfall, and floods respectively associated with extreme events.

KATHMANDU, July 21: With the monsoon wind getting active, most parts of the country have been witnessing heavy rainfall for the last few days.

IN PICS: Bagmati in full force

July 20, 2020 20:04 pm

KATHMANDU, July 20: Most parts across the country have witnessed heavy rainfall for the last few days. As a result, water level in major rivers and streams reached beyond the danger mark on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: An active monsoon wind is causing slight rainfall across the country since early morning on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 13: This year's monsoon has entered Nepal - two days later than the tentative time to arrive in the country. Monsoon this time made its entry from the eastern part of the country on the evening of June 12 and its activities are likely to be accelerated ahead.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Although the government has been reiterating its promise on adequate supply of chemical fertilizers during the rice transplantation season, the farmers this year too are likely to suffer from the perennial problem.

Monsoon is just at the doorstep. Few towns and cities are already submerged. The coming days are going to be more tough and cruel. This year we are in no different condition. The situation is rather worse. We have to prepare and fight multiple disasters, while we are already threatened by COVID-19 pandemic.

With the monsoon each year in South Asia comes the danger of floods. Communities in the Himalayan foothills brace for impact, with floods wiping away infrastructure, causing landslides, and resulting in loss of lives and livelihoods.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Paddy production in the current Fiscal Year 2019/20 has declined by one percentage point, or 59,000 tons, to 5.55 million tons, according to a government projection.

JUMLA, Oct 16: Winter doesn’t feel like winter to a local of Jumla Sampati Rawat, 70, anymore. Jumla’s weather has become hotter over the years, he says. “Neither is the monsoon as bothering as before, actually there is no downpour during the monsoon too,” he notes.

Jaya Budha’s family had come to sleep in the house after feeling insecure to live in their own house. Unfortunately, all six people were buried in the landslide.

Bearing the brunt

September 5, 2019 01:25 am

Nearly 70 people died due to a monsoon landslide in Myanmar’s Mon State. According to officials, the landslide took place when the mountain side of Ma-lat mountain collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Paung township in early hours of August 9. The remains of the collapse buried residents, houses and vehicles, reports said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Paddy transplantation rate fell by 0.5% this year, thanks to delayed monsoon, government data shows.


August 24, 2019 19:00 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week August 18- August 24, 2019.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The monsoon has continued in the country as the eastern low pressure belt, ranging from north Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi to West Bengal of India and having the origin in the Bay of Bangladesh, is at the average point, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

For so many reasons, the monsoons are lovely and welcome. But they can also be a touch troublesome in some ways. For instance, wooden furniture and fittings take a beating during the monsoons. They can get badly damaged and look unsightly if you don’t care for them. Wooden furniture and fittings take a beating during the monsoons. Follow these simple tips and ensure that your furniture and fittings stay in good shape during the rainy season.

Monsoon waning

August 10, 2019 14:24 pm

Kathmandu, Aug 10: Monsoon at home will remain weak for the next few days as the monsoon trough is presently based on south from the average location.

Rains are beautiful and as they cleanse the polluted environment, they seem to also cleanse our souls. But the wooden furniture at home suffers the most during this season because wood and water are not too friendly. Here are five simple tips which will save your wooden furniture this monsoon:

POKHARA, Aug 7: Rains are not frequent in Mustang. The Himalayan ranges are known for sparse rainfalls.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Monsoon that had remained dormant for a few days has begun raging yet again from today. According to senior meteorologist Barun Poudel of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the monsoon trough has shifted towards north (Nepal), increasing a strong likelihood of a heavy rainfall across the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said most parts of the country will witness heavy rainfall for the next three days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The monsoon trough in the southern Tarai region has started gradually moving back to Nepal from today.

Rainy season health woes

August 2, 2019 08:02 am

The rainy season brings about a plethora of infections and diseases that range from indigestion and skin irritations to fever and flu. While staying indoors and away from rain and human contact is the best way to prevent all of these conditions, that isn’t a practical solution. Here, Dr Saroj Ghimire, physician at Swastha Health Clinic, talks to The Week about how we can prevent and cure some health problems that are common this season.

DHADING, July 31: Scorching heat in a while and torrential rain the next moment. And amid this, there are eroded roads with huge potholes. Most of the roads in rural areas of Dhading become prone to accident as soon as the monsoon arrives.

PARASI, July 26: Fifty students at Sukhaura, Bardaghat municipality-2 in west Nawalparasi have been compelled to abandon school in this monsoon.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Lawmakers demanded a permanent solution to flooding and landslides that hit the country every monsoon.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said most parts of the country will witness rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday.

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KATHMANDU, July 22: With the onset of monsoon season, vehicular movement along waterlogged roads in Kathmandu runs into difficulties. As a result, road travel turns into a terrifying ordeal since it involves a considerable amount of time at that time.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Moderate to heavy rain has been forecast throughout the country for the next three days as monsoon trough is presently based in the southern region of Nepal.

SARLAHI, July 22: Most of the southern areas of Sarlahi including the district headquarters Malangawa are prone to inundation every year during the monsoon. Many villages in southern areas of the district still remain submerged by the heavy rainfall on July 11.

GAUHATI, July 20: Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries.

Monsoon normally active

July 19, 2019 17:22 pm

KATHMANDU, July 19: The monsoon has remained normally active throughout the country as the monsoon trough has shifted a little south of Nepal's southern region.

Never ready Nepal

July 19, 2019 08:38 am

Monsoons in Nepal are a bit like the Hollywood film, Groundhog Day. The basic narrative of the film is that a weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. In our case, it’s us reliving the monsoons in exactly the same manner – year after year, after frustrating year. The monsoon brings with it a deluge in more ways than one – not only in the form of floods and landslides but a steady stream of bad news as accidents and weather related tragedies and stories of displacement unfold in various parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 18: As many as 90 people so far lost their lives in landslide, flood and inundation across the nation due to incessant rainfall that took place last week, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre of the Home Ministry.

KATHMANDU, July 17:  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expressed concern over the havoc wreaked by the monsoon-triggered floods and landslides that hit different parts of South Asia.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Kaveli Corridor Transmission line and other transmission lines in Province 1 have been affected by the monsoon floods. However, electricity interrupted in the areas due to floods will be resumed from tomorrow.

Rainwater harvesting is gaining popularity in the country. Some people think utilizing rainwater is good, healthy and viable. Whereas, some think rainwater is not contaminated and not healthy. Read more to know more.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Monsoon will continue to remain active for some more days in the country, as low-pressure area still remains in the Tarai, said the Metrological Forecasting Division. The low-pressure area may start advancing towards India from coming Wednesday, thus weakening monsoon comparatively, said meteorologist Ganga Nagarkoti.

YANGON, July 15: Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 14: At least 60 people have been confirmed killed and 26 others are missing following landslides and flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rain across the country.