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Influence of Westerly wind: Weather to remain partly to generally cloudy


KATHMANDU: The weather will remain partly to generally cloudy throughout the country with chances of light rain at some places of the hilly region and light snowfall in high hilly and mountainous region today due to the influence of Westerly wind.
Meteorologist Nirajan Sapkota said that however there is less possibility of rainfall due to the impact of this system, which entered the country from the western side on Tuesday. “There is less likelihood of rainfall as the amount of moisture-laden air is nominal in this weather system. Fourteen millilitres rainfall should have occurred during the winter but only 1.3 millimetres rainfall has occurred so far,” he said. The Westerly that had its influence since last Thursday till Saturday before this was also not much powerful and this weak type of weather system will go away from the country from this evening itself, Senior Meteorologist at the Meteorological Forecasting Division, Sapkota said.
According to him, there is no possibility of heavy rain occurring for some days more. The Division stated that the impact of that weather system will exit since the evening today.
The Division has urged all to adopt the necessary precaution as the cold weather will still remain since there are chances of light to moderate snowfall in the high hilly and mountainous areas, and of occurrence of fog towards the morning in some parts of the Tarai. Sapkota said there is possibility of light rainfall in the northern side of Kathmandu towards the evening. The weather will be partly to generally cloudy in Bagmati and Gandaki provinces and in Province no 2 and Province no 1, and partly cloudy in the rest of the provinces tonight. There are chances of light rainfall at a few places in the hilly region of Bagmati province, Gandaki province and Province no 1. According to the latest weather bulletin shared by the Division, the minimum temperature in Kathmandu Valley was 3.7 degrees Celsius and the maximum was 23.2 degrees Celsius today. The lowest minimum temperature throughout the country was recorded in Jiri while the highest minimum temperature was recorded in Dharan today. The lowest minimum temperature of Jiri was 0.6 degrees Celsius while the highest minimum temperature in Dharan was 12.2 degrees Celsius.
Forecast for Thursday and Friday:
The weather will be partly cloudy in the hilly region and fair in the rest of the areas tomorrow. Likewise, it will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country on Friday with chances of light snowfall in the high hilly and mountainous region.

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