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Snowfall forecast due to influence of Westerly trough

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KATHMANDU: DEC. 1 – Snowfall has been forecast in the country for the next three days due to the influence of the Westerly trough and the low-pressure system formed at the Arabian Sea.

According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, there is presently generally to mostly cloudy in Gandaki State, Lumbini State, Karnali State and Sudurpashchim State and partly to generally cloudy in the rest of the States.

Light rain is likely to occur at one or two places of Gandaki State, Lumbini State Karnali State and Sudurpashchim State.

Similarly, there are chances of light to moderate snowfall at a few places of the western high mountainous region.

Likewise, tonight there will be generally to mostly cloudy in Gandaki State, Lumbini State, Karnali State and Sudurpashchim State and will be partly to generally cloudy in rest of the States. Light rain is likely to occur at a few places of Gandaki State, Karnali State and Sudurpashchim State. Light to moderate snowfall is likely at a few places of the western high mountainous region.

Due to this, the temperature is likely to further drop, having an impact on the people’s daily life including in mountaineering, aviation and transport sectors.

The latest details of the Division showed that today’s minimum temperature of the Kathmandu Valley was 6.3 degrees Celsius today and the maximum temperature was 21.0 degrees Celsius. Similarly, Jumla reported the lowest -2.0 degree Celsius while Bhairahawa recorded the highest 30.0 degree Celsius across the country today

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