October 20: Heavy rainfall in the country in recent days has been caused due to the activation of two weather systems at once, according to meteorologists. Abrupt changes in the weather have adversely affected diverse sectors across the country.
Nepal has recently witnessed the joint impacts of low pressure system active in the Bay of Bengal and Central India now moving to the north and the westerly wind system.
Senior meteorologist Raju Pradhananga told the state-owned RSS that the systems have caused heavy rainfall. It will have impact up to Thursday morning, he said.
The weather will gradually open from Thursday afternoon. The system was active since October 17.
The western Nepal, especially Sudur Paschim Province has been badly affected due to the impact of the two systems. The country has focused its attention to relief and rescue of flood and landslide survivors following the heavy rain.
Though detail assessment of loss and damage is yet to be ascertained, natural disaster is reported to have affected over 12 districts. Six people have so far died in the disastrous events.
Nepalese Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been mobilized for the relief and rescue in the needed areas. -- RSS