Rains, Winds Bring Respite To Capital’s Hazy Weather

Thick haze that has been shrouding the sky of the Kathmandu Valley and other parts of the country cleared from Sunday after two days of strong winds and light rains with thunder.
Weather in the Kathmandu Valley is currently clear with no such haze as it was washed away by light rainfall and strong wind that blew specially in the evening hours, according to senior Meteorologist Min Kumar Aryal.
On Sunday also, some northern hilly region in the eastern, central and western Nepal are likely to see brief rains with thundershowers and winds, he said.
“Few days of rains and strong winds helped a lot to wash away the hazardous haze accumulated in Kathmandu’s sky and this has also given a huge respite to control forest fires in many parts of the country,” Aryal said.
In the last 24 hours, Pokhara received 11 mm of rainfall, Jumla 9.8 mm, Dadeldhura 5.2 mm, Dipayal 4.4 mm, Birendranagar 4.1 mm, Okhaldhunga 1.6 mm and Kathmandu 0.3 mm. Rains, winds…
Meteorologist Manju Bashi at the Meteorological Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said that the hilly regions of the country still have the impact of local and western wind including the Kathmandu Valley. The maximum temperature of Kathmandu is recorded up to 30 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
For Kathmandu, the average rainfall for the month of April is 61 mm, but as of April 18, Kathmandu has received just 24.10 mm rainfall, she said. On April 1, 1991, Kathmandu had recorded the highest and extreme rainfall of 74.2 mm in 24 hours and this record has not been broken yet.