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Adverse weather affect flights across the country

Published Date : June 19, 2023

Kathmandu, June 19: Flights operating from various airports in the country have been affected on Sunday due to the adverse weather.

According to the Tribhuvan International Airport’s Domestic Terminal Office, the domestic flights were hampered due to low visibility owing to bad weather.

Flights operating from airports mostly in the western part of the country such as Bhairahawa, Pokhara, Bharatpur and Tumglingtar have been affected.

No flight could be operated to and from Tumlingtar Airport.

Meanwhile, the monsoon system is spreading across the country at present. While areas in the eastern and central part of the country are under the influence of the monsoon, remaining parts are experience partial influence of local winds and Westerly Wind, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division.

The influence of local wind and Westerly Wind as well as monsoon system is causing rainfall coupled with thunderstorm in few places in the Koshi, Bagmati, Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim Provinces at present.

Heavy rainfall was witnessed in many places in Koshi and Gandaki Province while Kathmandu has been recording light rainfall since the evening.

As per the latest statistics of the Division, Taplejung recorded the highest rainfall on Sunday at 47 millimetres followed by Okhaldhunga at 40, Dharan 22 and Pokhara at 32. Similarly, Jiri recorded the lowest at 26 millimeters.
This year’s monsoon entered Nepal on June 14.

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