KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 13
Temperature in the Kathmandu valley is plummeting day by day. The valley recorded minimum temperature of 4.3 degrees Celsius today, the lowest in the year. Yesterday, the minimum temperature was 5.0 degrees Celsius.
According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Kathmandu valley’s temperature has been decreasing by 1-2 degrees Celsius on a daily basis from last Friday onwards.
Meteorologist Pratibha Manandhar said, “The valley’s temperature is plummeting by 1-2 degree Celsius each day and this pattern will continue till December 20.”
Meteorologists predict that the valley’s temperature graph will drop to 0 degree Celsius.
Presently, there is partly to generally cloudy in Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali, and Sudurpashchim and partly cloudy in other provinces. There are chances of light snowfall at a few places in the high mountainous region today.
According to the Division, the maximum temperature of the valley was 19.3 degree Celsius today.
Similarly, Jumla reported the lowest temperature of minus 4.6 degrees Celsius while Simara recorded the highest temperature of 28.9 degrees Celsius today.
Increasing cold has added to people’s woes.
A version of this article appears in the print on December 14, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.