Rain and snow are expected across Nepal during next few days

Nepal weather

In a special bulletin issued today, the Weather Forecasting Division predicted, westerly disturbances will enter Nepal.

It will enter from the north-western part of Nepal tomorrow evening, bringing light to moderate rainfall across the country and snowfall in the higher reaches for the next few days.

Westerly disturbances have been bringing moisture-filled chilly air from the Arabian Sea into the country, therefore the country hasn’t seen bright blue skies in the last two weeks. Children and the elderly have been severely affected by the lack of sunlight in the Kathmandu valley over the last two weeks.

The fresh westerly wind that will blow into Nepal will lower the temperature even further, causing greater suffering for the general populace. The effect of westerly disturbances was already obvious in sections of the country, according to the Weather Forecasting Division, with mist in hilly areas and dense fog in portions of the Tarai.

From Wednesday, mild to moderate rainfall and snowfall are possible due to westerly winds. From Sunday forward, there will be some relief from the cold. The valley has experienced a minimum temperature of 4.4 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 17 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours.

According to meteorologists, the minimum temperature will drop 3 to 4 degrees Celsius by Saturday, while the maximum temperature will drop even more. Province 1, Bagmati, and Gandaki will experience partly to generally cloudy conditions till tomorrow midday, according to the prediction, while the rest of the country will be partly cloudy. In Province 1, light rain is expected in a few locations, including Bagmati, Gandaki, Madhes, and Lumbini.