KATHMANDU: Air pollution has been reduced to some extent due to rainfall occurred in the hilly areas of the country including Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday evening.
With the light rainfall on Wednesday evening, the weather, blanketed with smog from Friday, has become slightly clear.
According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, some places of hilly areas of the country including Kathmandu Valley witnessed light rainfall yesterday evening due to impact of westerly wind.
Senior Meteorologist Min Kumar Aryal said that it would take few more days to get the weather completely clear.
He added that wind speed should be higher to get the weather completely clear. Kathmandu Valley recorded 7.8 millimetres rainfall on Wednesday.
Though the sky in the hilly areas of the country is partly to generally cloudy due to impact of westerly wind, other parts of the country are blanketed with smog.
There is possibility of light rain with thunder at many places of hilly areas of Province 1, Bagmati and Gandaki provinces this afternoon.
As per the weather update shared by Meteorological Forecasting Division, today’s minimum temperature of Kathmandu Valley has been recorded 13.6 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature 26.5 degrees Celsius.