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Kathmandu: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed a thundershower due to the influence of the local wind today. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the local wind developed from the vicinity of Butwal, southwest of Katmandu, entered the Valley via Dhading, causing the rainfall.  

According to Division’s Senior Meteorologist Min Kumar Aryal, the wind triggered the rains for an hour and a half before it moved towards the north. “This is a pre-monsoon phenomenon,” he said. 

At present, Nepal is experiencing the influence of local winds, partial impact of the Westerly wind, and a low-pressure system that is currently spread from the Northwest State of India to East Bengal. 

According to the Division, there is partly to generally cloudy in Koshi, Madhesh, Bagmati, and Gandaki provinces along with the hilly regions and partly cloudy in the rest of the country. 

Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is likely to take place at a few places in Koshi, Madhesh, Bagmati, Gandaki, and Lumbini provinces and at one/two places in the rest of the country. 

There are chances of light snowfall at one or two places in the country’s high hilly and mountainous region.

Similarly, tonight, there will be partly to generally cloudy in Koshi, Madhesh, and Gandaki provinces along with the hilly regions and partly cloudy to mainly fair in the rest of the country. Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is likely to occur in a few places in Koshi, Madhesh, and Gandaki provinces and a few places in the rest of the country.

Monsoon is anticipated to enter Nepal on June 13, although this date may vary by a couple of days. In Nepal, the monsoon period is tentatively set from June 1-September 30. 

More rainfall than average has been predicted during monsoon this year in Nepal.

It is said rainfall more by 35.4 to 55.4 percent than average has been predicted in most parts of the country in the coming monsoon.

The north-west part of the Sudurpaschim Province, the south-east part of Bagamati, the central part of Madhesh, and the central and mid-west parts of Koshi Province are likely to see more rain (35.4 percent to 65.5 percent) than average this time.

Similarly, the western part of Karnali, central part of Gandaki, and the northeast part of Koshi are likely to witness rain more by 35-45 percent than average.

The minimum precipitation in most parts of the county is likely to be more than average by 35-65 percent.