‘Record breaking’ rain in Kathmandu, is it unnatural?

'Record breaking' rain in Kathmandu, is it unnatural?


August 21, Kathmandu. In the second fortnight of monsoon, Kathmandu obtained heavy rains final night time. Due to heavy rains, the settlements on the banks of the river in Kathmandu had been submerged.

The Meteorological Department of the Water and Meteorological Department has recorded 121.5 mm of rain at Tribhuvan Airport Center from 1 pm on Sunday to eight:45 am on Monday. Meteorologists name this ‘very heavy’ rain.

This is the primary time in September that it has rained a lot that the monsoon is approaching. The earlier file was 84.3 mm on 12 September 2008. The rain since final night time is a file breaking one,’ mentioned meteorologist Nirjan Sapkota.

According to meteorologists, on account of heavy rains in a short while, floods occurred and a few settlements had been submerged. However, the Water and Meteorological Department has not thought of this rain as unnatural. “Naturally, it is not odd, but it is a matter of news,” mentioned division director Sarju Kumar Vaidya.

Why heavy rain?

It was raining with thunder and lightning on Tuesday morning. This is very the case when the monsoon begins and ends. This additionally occurs when the climate system breaks for a day or two and a brand new system comes. There is often no rain at night time or within the morning with thunder and lightning.

But meteorologists say that below particular circumstances within the climate system, there will likely be rain with lightning at night time and even within the morning.

According to meteorologist Sapkota, the water vapor from the Bay of Bengal combined with a domestically developed system resulted in heavy rain accompanied by thunder and lightning through the night time.

It was sunny within the Kathmandu valley for two-three days and the warmth had additionally elevated. On the opposite hand, a low strain space had developed over the Bay of Bengal. Meteorologists say that the merger of the 2 methods brought about heavy rains.

Water vapor from the Bay of Bengal entered Nepal from the southeastern half and was concentrated in Lumbini, Gandaki and Bagmati provinces. Therefore, the Meteorological Department had issued a forecast of rain in these areas.

Advance discover not despatched to city areas

After the onset of heavy rains, the Meteorological Department had despatched an SMS alert within the low-lying coastal areas of the Kathmandu Valley. But no info was despatched to city areas. Due to which the settlements of the river together with Bishnumati, Bagmati, Ichhumati, Dhobikhola had been submerged.

Vaidya, director of the Department of Water and Meteorology, says that info just isn’t despatched to the city areas of Kathmandu. According to Vaidya, the heavy rain final night time was not thought of unnatural and no prior discover was issued in city areas. “We haven’t given any advance information about urban floods in Kathmandu yet,” he mentioned.

The each day lifetime of the native individuals has been affected as a result of extreme flood within the river getting into the settlement within the hinterland of Kathmandu. According to Kathmandu Police Chief SSP Ashok Singh, 382 homes have been submerged in several elements of Kathmandu and 138 individuals have been rescued. People dwelling on the banks of the river are busy preserving their belongings secure after sundown.

According to Meteorologist Sapkota of the Meteorological Forecasting Department, there’s a risk of rain on Monday night time and Tuesday as nicely.

Source: OnlineKhabar

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