Weather, too, unfavourableSevere weather condition is likely to play spoilsport during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Nepal. The Indian leaders is commencing the visit from Janakpur on Friday.
Severe weather condition is likely to play spoilsport during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Nepal. The Indian leaders is commencing the visit from Janakpur on Friday.
A special weather bulletin, released by the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) in view of Modi’s visit, has predicted that the weather is likely to deteriorate during his stay in Nepal.
Signs of poor weather condition have started as heavy snowfall has occurred in Muktinath area over the past two days. Snowfall, which was relatively low on Wednesday, increased on Thursday.
According to Prem Basnet, a tourist assistant at the tourist information centre at Muktinath checkpost of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, nearly one foot of snowfall was recorded in the area, causing inconvenience to pilgrims and obstructing the vehicular movement for some time.
The bulletin has predicted weather conditions in Kathmandu, Janakpur, Jomsom and Pokhara from Thursday until Sunday.
According to the MFD, the weather will be partially cloudy on Friday in Janakpur, from where the Indian Modi will be commencing his trip. However, his destination for the day–Kathmandu–will see isolated thundershower later in the afternoon.
MFD weatherman Barun Paudel warned the weather condition may worsen on Saturday.
“The weather will likely to be fine on Friday morning, but it may worsen later in the afternoon,” said Senior Meteorologist at MFD Paudel, adding that there was the possibility of rainfall in the hills and snowfall in the mountains.
Except for Friday morning in Janakpur, all three places are likely to witness isolated rainfall in the afternoon.
The same weather pattern–partially cloudy with possible rainfall—has been predicted in Kathmandu and Pokhara in the afternoon on Saturday afternoon—the last day of the Indian PM’s visit.
(With inputs from our district correspondent in Muktinath)