MFD forecasts early onset of monsoon

As forecast by Meteorological Forecasting Division, monsoon will likely to enter Nepal a few days earlier than the prediction.

June 6, 2017, 8:37 a.m.

As forecasted by Meteorological Forecasting Division, monsoon will likely to enter Nepal a few days earlier than the prediction.

 “In South Asia, the southwest monsoon picks up more moisture from the Bay of Bengal and heads towards north-east India. As information received so far from the weather maps and satellite images show that monsoon has already developed over the east and central Bay of Bengal and central Bangladesh, Nepal is likely to experience monsoon a few days prior to the normal onset sate,” read a monsoon watch released by the MFD.

Once the monsoon enters from the eastern region, it makes progressive westward advancement to the remaining parts of the country over the next few days through the central region. Meteorologists said the conditions looked favourable for arrival of monsoon before the scheduled date. The monsoon lasts for an average of 105 days.

Nepal receives an average of 80 per cent of annual rainfall during the monsoon, which originates in the Bay of Bengal and moves along the southern flanks of the Himalayas, bringing rains to Nepal. The average annual rainfall in Nepal is 1,600 mm, but it varies from place to place depending on climatic conditions reports media.

 

 

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