June 8: Hot air or loo is likely to continue in the Terai belt of the country.
The Weather Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology urged one and all to adopt necessary alert measures protect oneself from the possible consequences of hot air.
Issuing a special bulletin on hot air and loo, the division urged the public to remain cautious of the abrupt rise in maximum and minimum temperatures and subsequent effects in the southern plain areas for at least next five days.
“As per the study and analysis of the environment, it seems this year's monsoon arrival will still take some more days in Nepal. Thus, hot air or loo will continue to prevail in the southern plains of the country for additional five days. The general public are requested to adopt precautionary measures to stay safe from the rising temperature,” the bulletin stated.
As the temperature is predicted to gradually increase in the mountainous areas as well, the general public have been asked to remain updated on the alerts issued by the division, the bulletin added.
Meteorologist Govinda Kumar Jha said loo is predicted to prevail for the next five days.
“Loo has continued in most of the territories of the Terai for the past couple of days. Temperature has exceeded 40 degree Celsius from central parts of the Terai to Bhairahawa. Areas, including Nepalgunj also has witnessed 40 plus degrees temperature which has resulted in hot wave,” he further shared.
Loo is a gust of strong hot wind which is considered to prevail when temperature continuously remains above 40 degrees for five days. Meteorologist Jha further said loo has been prevailing with the rise in temperature and dryness in lack of rain.
Currently, there is higher effect of Westerly winds and local wind in the country. It is predicted that mountainous belts of the country will witness partial to general changes in weather.
The minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley on Thursday was recorded at 17.5 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature is expected to be around 32 degrees Celsius. -- RSS