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Chances of snowfall from Friday

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KATHMANDU: DEC. 16 – There are chances of snowfall in the high hilly and mountainous region of the country from Friday due to the western low-pressure system (Westerly trough) advancing along with the Westerly wind, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said.

The weather will be partly to generally cloudy in Sudurpaschim, Karnali, Lumbini and Gandaki States with the clouds moving towards the east through Sudurpaschim State from Friday.

There is the possibility of light snowfall at some places of the high hilly and mountainous regions in Sudurpaschim, Karnali and Gandaki States. Likewise, there are chances of light rain at some places of Sudurpaschim State.

The Department has forecast an increase in the cold as the mercury will further plummet due to the influence of this weather system. It has urged for adopting necessary safety and precaution measures to protect from the possible impact of the snowfall and cold weather as it is likely to have an effect on daily life including mountaineering activities and air transport.

As per the latest weather bulletin of the Department, Kathmandu Valley recorded the lowest temperature of this year so far at 3.0 degrees Celsius and the highest of 17.5 degrees Celsius.

Similarly, Jumla recorded the lowest minimum temperature (minus 5.7 degrees Celsius) while Bhairahawa recorded the highest temperature (28.4 degrees Celsius) throughout the country today.