KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has urged farmers to postpone the schedule for rice harvesting and ensure the prompt storage of already harvested rice as the duration of monsoon is getting prolonged this year.
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Presently, the axis of the monsoon trough is positioned further south than its usual location and the country experiences a partial influence of a low pressure system based in the Uttar Pradesh of India and its adjacent areas, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: As the low-pressure line of monsoon is located closer to the southern part of Nepal, there is a partial influence of the low-pressure system in Madhya Pradesh of India and its surrounding areas, affecting Nepal to some extent.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The axis of the monsoon trough now lies close to the Himalayan foothills. Rainfall is taking place in most of the areas of the country also with the partial influence of the low pressure line developed in the north-east part of the Bay of Bengal, the Weather Forecasting Division shared.
DHORPATAN, August 29: The homestays nestled in the rural expanse of Baglung district are experiencing a lull in tourist activity, with no visitors gracing the area since the onset of the monsoon season.
KATHMANDU, Aug 19: As the monsoon low pressure line is near the northern part of the country, light to moderate rain is likely across the country today. There is a partial to normal change in the hilly areas including Madhesh and partial change in the rest of the places this morning.
Baglung, Aug 16: Kagbeni at Varagung Muktichettra Rural Municipality-4 in Mustang has been shrouded in darkness for three days since a monsoon-induced flood disrupted electricity supply to the locality.
KATHMANDU, Aug 15: At present, the monsoon low pressure line is near the northern part of Nepal. As a result, there will be partial to normal change in the weather across the country today, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division. There is a possibility of light to moderate rain in some places of all the provinces today.
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: There is currently the influence of the monsoon wind in Nepal. The monsoon low pressure line is located in the northern part closer to Nepal. This morning, the weather is normal to completely cloudy across the country and light rain is falling at a few places in Gandaki, Karnali and hilly areas of Sudurpaschim Province, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).
In the past few days, the Kathmandu Valley and various regions across our nation have experienced the relentless power of nature as heavy rainfall triggered floods and landslides. Although there were no human casualties reported, the aftermath of these calamities underscores the critical need for immediate and well-planned government intervention. Safeguarding the well-being of our citizens must stand as our topmost concern, necessitating comprehensive measures to prevent loss of life and property.
KATHMANDU, Aug 7: There is partial to complete rainfall across the country with light to moderate rains in some places of Koshi, Madhesh, Bagmati and Gandaki provinces and a few places in Lumbini province.
KATHMANDU, July 16: Light rain is occurring in one or two places of Koshi, Bagmati and Lumbini provinces due to the influence of the monsoon currently active in the country, according to the weather forecast division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.
NEW DELHI: Schools and colleges were closed after record monsoon rains led to massive waterlogging, road caves-in, collapsed homes and gridlocked traffic in large parts of northern India, killing more than 100 people over two weeks, officials said Thursday.
KATHMANDU, July 12: The country is under the influence of Monsoon. Light to moderate rain is taking place in a few places of Koshi and Madhesh provinces and one or two places in the remaining provinces since this morning, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology of Meteorological Forecasting Division.
KATHMANDU, June 23: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) of the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD), in a regular bulletin on Friday, said that monsoon has spread across the country.
KATHMANDU, June 15: This year's monsoon has entered the country since Wednesday. Though monsoon generally remains active in the country since June 13, this year it has entered one day later, according to the Weather Forecasting Division at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.
KARNALI, Nov 7: At least 49 people have died and 25 others are still missing due to the monsoon-induced disasters and road accidents in Karnali province in the second and the third week of October. Seventy-four persons were injured in various disaster-related incidents in the province.
KATHMANDU, August 14: Heavy rains with thunder are likely in some places with the weather remaining generally cloudy in the country today. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is likely in some places of the country with the possibility of heavy rain with thunder and lightning at one or two places of Sudur Paschim, Lumbini, Gandaki, Bagmati and Province 1.
KATHMANDU, August 13: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted that there will be more than average rainfall (1,462 MM) this monsoon. There has been an average rainfall since June 1 to August 11 this year, the Department said, explaining that a total of 858.5 mm rainfall has been recorded across the country during this period.
KATHMANDU, August 6: Light to moderate rainfall is likely to take place in some places of the country today. Due to the influence of the Monsoon system, there will be partial to normal change in the weather over the country, with a possibility of light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning in a few places in the hilly areas of the country, according to the Department of Water and Meteorology.
CHITWAN, August 2: About 100 houses in Gaindakot Municipality Wards 1, 2 and 4 located in Nawalparasi (Bardghat-Sustapoorva) have been flooded due to continuous rain for the past few days. Shivakant Tiwari, spokesperson for the municipality said that dozens of houses in these areas have been flooded due to the lack of long-term drainage of rainwater.
KATHMANDU, August 2: The weather is generally cloudy throughout the country today with chances of light to moderate rain accompanied by thunder and lightning at many places, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Rainfall is likely to continue in most parts of the country until coming Tuesday. Due to the active monsoon system, there is a chance of light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning in many parts of the country till next Tuesday, said meteorologist at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Heera Bhattarai.
KATHMANDU, July 28: The weather will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country with rain in most places until Saturday. Meteorologist at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Ganga Nagarkoti said it would be partly to generally cloudy with chances of light to moderate rain in most places of the country until Saturday as the monsoon is currently active.
KATHMANDU, July 21: The Kathmandu Valley has been witnessing continuous rainfall since yesterday evening. The Flood Forecasting Division has asked all to be on high alert as there is a possibility of flash floods in the Godavari, Hunumante and other rivers.
KATHMANDU, July 21: It has been raining heavily in Kathmandu since morning. At present, light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is occurring at a few places in Province 1, Madhesh Province, Bagmati Province, Gandaki Province and Lumbini Province.
KATHMANDU, July 20: There is a possibility of rainfall in most places of the country on Wednesday and Thursday, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said. Meteorologist Manju Basi said that there are chances of increased monsoon activity on these two days as the monsoon low pressure system is close to the Nepali territory.
BIRGUNJ, July 19: Even at the end of June, about 30,000 hectares of fields were still empty in Parsa where 80 percent of the planting should have been complete by now. About 17.5 thousand hectares of fields that had been planted with pump sets have cracks. Even though the fields that are left to be planted have been dug up and cleared, the planting has not begun yet. On the other hand, the seeds in the bed are about to dry up and perish. This year, many fields in Parsa have not witnessed planting even in the middle of the planting season.
KAILALI, July 13: Even during normal rainy days, social media is filled with the pictures of inundation in Dhangadhi. Pictures and videos of water-logged settlements are found on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Inundation and waterlogging has become a very complex problem in Dhangadhi since 2040 BS. This is confirmed by the data released by various organizations. The problem is getting worse every year as the bodies concerned are not ready to manage Dhangadhi, which has been facing the problem of inundation and waterlogging for the past 39 years.
In Nepal, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority should be accommodated under the office of the head of government. Only then can the constitutional mandate of ‘establishing disaster-resilient society via concerted effort of the federal, provincial and local governments’ be achieved.