Monsoon rains that wreaked havoc in many parts of the country for past one week have started receding slightly from Tuesday onwards as the monsoon trough starts becoming weak.
Kathmandu Valley since Tuesday morning remained completely sunny after six days of continuous rains.
“Monsoon trough which remained closer to the southern plains of Terai has now shifted towards the south, preventing chances of heavy and incessant rains,” said senior Meteorologist Raju Pradhananga.
According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, monsoon would remain to its minimal state for the next few days and continuous heavy rain is not likely during that period.
It will be relatively clearer in the morning and there are chances of light to moderate rains and generally cloudy in the afternoon and evening due to impact of wind carrying water vapour originating from the Bay of Bengal.
Pradhananga said light to moderate thunder shower is also possible in some places with generally cloudy weather across the country on Wednesday.
According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, the maximum temperature of Kathmandu remained 29.5 on Tuesday with 19.6 degrees Celsius of the minimum temperature.
Jumla has reported the lowest 14.8 degrees Celsius. Similarly, Dhangadhi in the Sudurpashim Province reported the highest 32.0 degrees Celsius of maximum temperature.
Meanwhile, in Bhairahawa, about three dozen houses at Semarhawa village have been submerged after flood water entered the settlement since Friday.
Although the flood water didn’t cause any casualty, it has damaged, however, crops and other items.
According to local Ramesh Kurmi, such floods have never occurred before. He lamented that they did not get help from anywhere. In Semarahawa alone, about three dozen houses were affected due to the floods.
The condition of most mud houses is poor, at risk of collapsing any time.
Also, houses in Gujarpurwa, Dhakdhai and Basantapur have been inundated. Meanwhile, a youth was swept away by a river while collecting firewood at Marchawar of Rupandehi. Bablu Lodh, 23, of Sammarimai-3, Piparhawa, who had gone to the Danav River to collect firewood, was swept away by the floods.
Except this, no human casualty was reported across the country due to monsoon rain on Tuesday, according to National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA).
According to the update, as of August 31 from June 14, 100 people had already lost their life, 44 have been missing and 110 injured. Similarly, 817 have been damaged completely while 169 are partially damaged.
Source : TRN,