Impact of monsoon expected to diminish in a few days

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Kathmandu: The weather remained generally to completely cloudy throughout the country in the last three days causing light to moderate rainfall in most places and even heavy/very heavy rain at few places.

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Meteorological Forecasting Division said the incessant rainfall was due to the influence of the active monsoon wind and the existence of the monsoon low-pressure system near the Tarai region.

When asked regarding the influence of the monsoon wind and when the weather was likely to improve, meteorologist at the Division, Bibhuti Pokharel, said compared to the last few days, the monsoon wind’s influence will be decreasing in the coming days. However, although the influence of the monsoon wind will lessen, it will remain for some days more.

He added that it cannot be said when exactly the weather will improve even in the coming days. However, the influence of the monsoon wind will likely weaken compared to the previous days.

Meteorologist Pokharel said still there was the possibility of occurrence of heavy rain at one or two places of the country despite the diminishing impact of the monsoon wind.

According to him, although the weather will start becoming clear towards the afternoon and evening in the coming days, the chances of it becoming intermittently cloudy again with the occurrence of rain were still there.

In the case of Kathmandu Valley, it was partly to completely cloudy with light to moderate rain for the last three days. Kathmandu received 66 millimeters of rainfall today. It received 46 millimeters of rain on Friday. Simara received the highest amount of rainfall at 153 millimeters followed by Biratnagar 107 millimeters, Janakpur 85 millimeters, Taplejung 58 millimeters Pokhara 55 millimeters, and Bhairahawa 53 millimeters.