Nepal to witness a cloudy atmosphere due to influence of westerly winds through Wednesday

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Kathmandu: Nepal will witness a partly to generally cloudy atmosphere until Wednesday due to the influence of westerly winds, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. There is a chance of light snowfall at some places in the high hilly and mountainous regions, and of light rainfall at a few places in the hilly region.

This weather pattern will continue through Wednesday, Sabina Shakya, meteorologist at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, said, adding that the cold will increase with the drop in the maximum and minimum temperatures due to the influence of the westerly winds.

On Monday, the weather will be generally cloudy in Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces and the rest of the hilly region while it will be partly cloudy in other regions. There is a possibility of light rainfall at a few places of the hilly region in Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces as well as other provinces. Likewise, there are chances of light to moderate snowfall at some places of the high hilly and mountainous region, the Department said.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division has urged all to adopt precautions and safety measures to protect themselves from cold as the mercury is in the dipping trend across the country. Tarai region has been witnessing foggy atmosphere during the morning, raising alarms of a cold wave.

The weather update shared by the Division shows that Kathmandu Valley recorded a minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius and maximum of 17.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Jumla, the mid-western district, recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the country at minus 4.9 degrees Celsius while Bhairahawa recorded the highest maximum 28.3 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours. RSS