Cyclone Phethai causes chilly days

File-Manang locals keeping themselves warm by sitting nearby fire after temperature started to drop. RSS

Cloudy skies and light rain and snowfall at a few places across the country have been forecast Monday due to impact of cyclone Phethai originated from the south-west area of the Bay of Bengal.

In a press statement Monday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, has predicted light rain at a few places of the eastern and central regions and at one or two places of the western hilly region today. Likewise, there are chances of light to moderate snowfall in a few places of the eastern and central high mountainous regions.

Similarly, landfall has been expected on a coastal region of the Andhra Pradesh of India this afternoon as the cyclone system moves from north to west, said meteorologist Barun Poudel. He further said when the cyclone touched onto land, it is called landfall which triggers rain and storm.

Temperature in several parts of the country including in the Kathmandu Valley dipped today as skies became cloudy.

The minimum temperature of the Valley today was recorded at 2.5 degrees Celsius; and the maximum temperature was 20 degrees Celsius. Temperature in the country including in the Valley is continuously falling for the past few days. The Valley’s minimum temperature was measured 3 degrees Celsius yesterday and a week ago; it was 5-6 degrees Celsius. Jumla’s temperature has also dropped to minus as it measured the lowest -6 degrees Celsius today.



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