Kathmandu becomes colder, receives 10.1 m rainfall

Kathmandu, Jan. 23: The westerly wind caused light to moderate rainfalls in the hilly regions, including the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday while the high Himalaya regions received   heavy snowfalls.

Continuous rains and snowfalls in several parts of the country have brought normal life to a standstill. 



Meteorologist Samir Shrestha said that the weather would remain cloudy with a high chance of rainfall till Wednesday night in the Kathmandu Valley.

The weather will back to its normal condition by Thursday morning, said Shrestha.

The westerly wind has created much impact in the central and western regions of the country, but it has no such impact in eastern Nepal, he said.

 In the last 24 hours, the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) recorded 10.1 millimetres rainfall in Kathmandu, the second highest winter rainfall in the country, with Jumla receiving the highest rainfall --23.3 mm as of the record updated at 8:45 am today.

Minimum and maximum temperature to Kathmandu this morning was measured at 8.1 and 19.6 degree Celsius respectively.

Pokhara and Simara areas witnessed comparatively less rainfall in the last 24 hours, said Shrestha. As of the record this morning, Pokhara received 4.1 mm and  Simara 1 mm rainfalls.

According to Shrestha, tonight the weather will generally remain cloudy throughout the country and with high chances of light to moderate rain in a few places of the western region and at one or two places of the eastern and central regions.

“There are chances of brief snowfall at a few places of the high mountain regions,” he said.

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