Weather in Nepal to be affected due to indirect impact of cyclone ‘Tauktae’

Kathmandu / May 18: The impact of Westerly low pressure system and the severe cyclonic storm ‘Tauktae’ emerging from the Arabian Sea is seen in the weather system in the country today.

The powerful cyclone is making its headway towards the Gujarat coast via the north-northwest route. Though the country will not be seeing the direct impact of the storm, it has caused generally to fully cloudy conditions across the country today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said.

The cyclone is expected to bring light to moderate thunderstorms in a few places of the Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces. Similarly, light to moderate snowfall/rain has been forecast at some places of the highlands today.

On Wednesday, light to moderate thunderstorms were predicted in a few places in the Karnali, Sudurpaschim, Gandaki and Lumbini provinces while light to moderate snowfall is likely at some parts in the mountain regions.

On Friday, most parts in Karnali, Sudurpaschim, Gandaki and Lumbini province are likely to witness light to moderate rains and a few other places are likely to see significant rains. Officials at the MFD said possibility of heavy rains could not be ruled out at some places in the Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces due to the influence of Tauktae.

Similarly, there are changes of light to moderate snowfall in many parts of the highlands and significant snowfalls in a few places of Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces.

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