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Nepal’s Weather: Monsoon has delayed by two weeks this year

KATHMANDU: The country has reeled under scorching heat affecting normal life as the arrival of monsoon has been delayed by almost two weeks this year.
In Nepal, monsoon generally begins on June 10, but this year it has not yet begun. Meteorologists have said that no such phenomenon has been developed so far from the Bay of Bengal, the largest water region for the countries of South Asia and South-East Asia.
“Even the eastern region of the country has not felt any such impact of monsoon as of Monday,” senior meteorologist Min Kumar Aryal said.
“Rain-carrying clouds must have entered the eastern region of Nepal by this week, but in absence of any such phenomena, people have been affected by scorching heat especially in the eastern and western Terai,” Aryal said.
Had the monsoon entered in Nepal in time, it would have led to a drop in temperature, he said. Apart from the Terai plains, the maximum temperature in the Kathmandu Valley and hilly areas has also increased significantly, he said.
The average maximum temperature for Kathmandu is 29.1 degree Celsius, but every year, the temperature is rising here, he added.
As of Monday afternoon, Kathmandu’s maximum temperature was recorded at 32.5 degree Celsius. The highes Kathmandu’s temperature was measured 35.2 degree Celsius, on June 13, 2012.

Published Date: Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 09:41 PM

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