Kanchanpur Records Highest Rainfall in 78 Years

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Kanchanpur Records Highest Rainfall in 78 Years

KATHMANDU: Kanchanpur district in Sudurpaschim Province has recorded its highest rainfall in the past 78 years. On July 7 and 8, Dodhara in Kanchanpur experienced the most significant rainfall since 2003 B.S.

According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Dodhara, Hanumannagar, and Sundarpur in Kanchanpur received record rainfall. Preliminary data measured on July 8 at 08:45 a.m. showed that Dodhara received 624.0 mm of rain, Hanumannagar 573.6 mm, and Sundarpur 555.8 mm, all within 24 hours.

The monsoon season began in eastern Nepal on June 10 and spread to the western parts of the country two weeks later. It was most active from June 28 to July 8.

Previously, the highest recorded rainfall was 516.2 mm at Hetauda in Makwanpur on August 13, 2017. Additionally, the Soil Conservation Department recorded 540.0 mm of rain at the Tistung Rain Center in Makwanpur on July 20, 1993. 

According to Pratibha Manandhar, a senior meteorologist, the monsoon, which was active in Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces until two days ago, is now active in Koshi, Madhes, Bagmati, Lumbini, and Gandaki provinces. -- RSS


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