Valley faces harshest chill in 5 yrs
KATHMANDU, JAN 08 -
As harsh winter conditions continue to assault the country, the Kathmandu valley recorded its lowest temperature in five years—minus 0.7 degree Celsius (below freezing point)—on Monday.
The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) recorded the Valley’s lowest daytime winter temperature since 2008. In January 2008, Kathmandu recorded a minimum daytime temperature of minus 0.2 degrees.
Rajendra Shrestha, senior meteorologist at the MFD, said that the skies are clear in central and some parts of eastern Nepal with no chances of cloudy weather and rainfall for at least the next couple of days. “Morning and night-time temperatures are likely to go below Monday’s record to minus one degree Celsius on Tuesday and later,” he said.
Along with the Valley, most places across the country suffered chilly weather as daytime temperatures continued to drop. Hilly districts remained cold while the western and eastern Tarai were foggy and misty on Monday. “A few places in the Tarai belt will see the sun for a couple of hours while most places will experience foggy weather throughout the day,” forecasted Shrestha.
Jumla recorded the lowest minimum daytime temperature of minus 9.8 degrees while Bhairahawa recorded the highest daytime temperature at 20.7 degrees on Monday.
Posted on: 2013-01-08 02:00