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Kathmandu: Monsoon has already entered the country and is expected to spread across the country by Sunday. 

According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, today monsoon touched the Lumbini Province and it is likely to spread across the country by June 23. 

Though June 13 is typically the expected date for the arrival of monsoon in Nepal, it entered the country via the eastern part on June 10. Progression to the western and far-western regions takes more time due to the influence of the Westerly wind.

Once the monsoon becomes more active, it will gradually alleviate the issues of heat waves, said the Department.

Last year, it took three weeks for the monsoon to spread across the country after its arrival. 

According to the Division, tonight there will be generally cloudy in Koshi, Madhesh, Bagmati, and Gandaki provinces and partly cloudy to mainly fair in the rest of the country.

 Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning is likely to occur at many places of Koshi Province, Madesh Province, Bagmati Province, and Gandaki Province, and a few places in the hilly region of Lumbini Province and at one or two places of the rest of the country. 

There are chances of heavy rainfall at one or two places in Koshi Province and Gandaki Province.