Weather likely to remain chilly for some more days
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Feb. 16: If you are in a mood to pack up all your warm fabrics, it will be your wrong decision, according to meteorologists.
They said the denizens in Kathmandu are likely to experience a chillier weather next week.
“The weather in Kathmandu and other districts of the valley is likely to remain disturbed till Wednesday next week (February 20),” meteorologists said on Friday.
Senior meteorologist Subash Rimal said that weather disturbance experienced this week from Wednesday was not strong and could not cause rainfall in majority of the regions.
“Instead, we are seeing a high possibility of stronger weather disturbance from Monday (February 18),” said Rimal.
Meanwhile, the Kathmandu Valley recorded more than average rainfall in winter season for 2019.
“Repeated developments of low atmospheric pressure caused by the westerly wind have made the people of the Kathmandu Valley and outskirts feel cold, especially in the morning and night,” Rimal said.
The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has taken the period from the first week of December to the last week of February as winter season.
“This year, the Kathmandu Valley has recorded more than average rainfall in the month of February with a record of 50 mm rainfall as of February 15, 2019,” Rimal said. The average rainfall for the month of February in Kathmandu is 18.7 mm.
Good rainfall during this month would provide a relief to farmers as it helps recharge the groundwater, said Rimal.
Similarly, commenting on the recent weather disturbance shrouded by clouds due to westerly wind since Wednesday, he said, “The low pressure developed by the westerly wind from Wednesday this week is not strong compared to the last week’s phenomena,” meteorologist Sujan Subedi said.
The weather phenomena that entered from western Nepal is gradually moving towards the east, he said. “There is, however, low chance of precipitation due to the weak low atmospheric pressure.”
However, light snowfall and light drizzles may occur in some high mountain and Himalayan regions in the western and central regions, Subedi said.
“Clouds shrouded in the valley’s sky and other parts of the country are not enough to cause rains,” said Subedi.
According to him, the weather is expected to be clear from Saturday in the Kathmandu Valley. He, however, said that there was a high possibility of the development of another low atmospheric pressure from coming Monday.