Post-Monsoon Rains Offer Respite From Oppressive Heat

After a week of sunshine, which allowed the main days of Dashain to be hospitable, the country experienced the first post-monsoon rains from Saturday night. The rains also came as a big respite for the people reeling under scorching heat in Kathmandu and the Terai.

Meteorologists said that a combination of the low atmospheric pressure system developed around the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in India and the westerly wind led to generally to partly cloudy and rainy situation in many parts of the country since Saturday night.

“This particular type of phenomena during the post-monsoon season is considered normal as it sometimes becomes a fully sunny day and sometimes the weather immediately gets cloudy in some places of the country,” meteorologist Ganga Nagarkoti at the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, said on Sunday.

Kathmandu witnessed the first rain of the post-monsoon season Saturday night due to the joint impact of westerly wind and low pressure that developed in Odisha State, she said.
Weather across Nepal especially in the western part and central region of the country is cloudy and rainy in some regions, Nagarkoti said.
The weather will remain generally to partially cloudy till Tuesday across the country including the Kathmandu Valley, she said.

There is a possibility of heavy rain in one or two places in the Sudurpaschim Province on Monday, according to the notice of the MFD published on Sunday forecasting the weather till Tuesday.
She also said that there is a possibility of heavy rain in a few places in the Sudurpaschim Province and one or two places in Karnali and Lumbini Provinces on Tuesday.
Likewise, on Tuesday night, there is a possibility of heavy rain in a few places in the Sudurpaschim Province and in Province 1, Province 2, Karnali Province, Gandaki Province and one or two places in Lumbini Province.

In the last 24 hours, Okhaldhunga received 55.2 mm rainfall, Taplejung 23 mm, Kathmandu 8.5, Dhankuta 3.5 mm, Pokhara 2.7 mm, and Biratnagar 1.4 mm.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 37.2 degree Celsius in Bhairahawa in the last 24 hours. 

Source : TRN,