People urged to take precaution against cold as mercury plummets

KATHMANDU: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Meteorological Forecasting Division has urged people to take necessary precaution against cold as the mercury is on a dipping trend throughout the country.

Meteorologist at the Division Saroj Pudasaini said although there is no significant weather system at play in Nepal at present, cold is increasing and hence the need to take precautions.

It is partly cloudy in the hilly region of the country and generally fair in the Tarai region, the Division said.

“There is partial influence of the westerly wind and impact of a big weather system is ruled out for some days,” Pudasaini added.

The weather will be partly cloudy in the hilly region of Koshi, Bagmati and Gandaki provinces and generally clear in the rest of the regions today. It will be partly cloudy in the hilly region of Koshi and Gandaki provinces and generally fair in the rest of the regions tonight, the Division stated.

Dense fog had occurred in Biratnagar, Janakpur and Bhairahawa in the Tarai region in the morning today.

The minimum temperature in Kathmandu today was 5.4 degrees Celsius and the maximum 18 degrees Celsius. Cold has intensified in Kathmandu as the mercury has dropped. Although it is sunny towards noon, extreme cold is felt in the morning and evening.

Jumla recorded the lowest temperature of minus 2.8 degrees Celsius throughout the country, the Division said.

 

 

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