KATHMANDU : The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has forecast rainfall throughout the country until Saturday due to the influence of the western low pressure system.
Meteorologist Shanti Kandel said that the low pressure system is in the northern area of Chhattisgarh, India and it is in the process of moving north westward from there, hence the possibility of rainfall until Saturday.
The normal time for the exit of monsoon is September 23 or today. Meteorologists predict that this year, the monsoon season will exit one week later than the normal time and that monsoon activities will still intensify for three or four days since the western low pressure system will remain in Nepal for a few more days. “There is less possibility of sun being seen until Saturday,” Kandel said.
The weather is light to completely cloudy throughout the country at present with light to moderate rainfall taking place in many places. There is possibility of heavy rainfall in one or two areas of State 1, State 5, the Gandaki State and the Karnali State tonight, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said.
The weather update of the Division states that Kathmandu Valley received 45.0 millimetres rainfall today. Similarly, Pokhara received 48.0, Dangadhi 10.0 millimetres, Dipayal 26.7 millimetres, Simara 30.5 millimetres and Dhankuta 40.0 millimetres of rainfall today.