Kathmandu to get brief rain today: MFD

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | | National

KATHMANDU: Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has said that the eastern and central regions of the country will remain cloudy while the western region will be partly cloudy today.

It is likely to occur brief rain and thundershowers at some places of the eastern and central regions including few places in the western hilly region.

According to MFD, tonight will be cloudy in the hilly regions and partly cloudy in the rest of the country. Hilly regions are likely to receive isolated brief rain or thundershowers at a few places.

Earlier,Meteorologist Raju Pradhananga had said that cumulonimbus clouds were responsible for thunderstorm and hailstorm.

Cumulonimbus clouds are formed in the sky in the afternoon or evening when the land surface is heated, bringing rain and even hailstorm. Pre-monsoon period is a transition between summer and monsoon seasons.

Though Nepal has witnessed several windstorms this pre-monsoon, the farmers are happy with regular rainfall which is a must for the better summer and winter crops and vegetables. According to MFD, Cumulonimbus clouds may also result in winds as part of a pre-monsoon phenomena.