Sudden rain dips temperatures, high altitude region gets snowA sudden wet spell since Wednesday night caused temperatures to plummet in different parts of the country, also causing snowfall in several mountainous districts.
A sudden wet spell since Wednesday night caused temperatures to plummet in different parts of the country, also causing snowfall in several mountainous districts.
Locally developed low-pressure system along with the influence of rain-bearing clouds from the Arabian Sea released rains across the country and is expected to continue until Saturday, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division.
Brief rains during mid-October is beneficial for the winter crops such as maize, barley and millet in the hill region, but it could affect the paddy harvest taking place in the Tarai districts.
“Sudden rains are likely to cause harm to paddy during this harvest season,” said Tika Ram Thapa, official at Kanchanpur District Agriculture Development Office.
The people in high mountainous districts in Far-Western Nepal, including Darchula and Dadeldhura districts, remained indoors on Thursday due to severe cold. High altitude areas in Rasuwa district witnessed its first winter snowfall. The upper regions of Manang, Mustang, Kaski and Gorkha districts recorded heavy rains followed by snow. Snow also disrupted the regular flights from Jomsom Airport in Mustang.