Kathmandu smog to stay for some more days

A part of the Kathmandu valley is seen covered in smog, in March 2021.

Kathmandu, March 28

The smog blanketing the Kathmandu valley since Friday is to stay here for some more days.

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology informs that the air pollution caused by wildfires in most of the districts, a long drought and lack of strong wind are behind the smog.

The polluted air has badly declined visibility.

The atmosphere which is currently stable will improve in two to three days, according to meteorologist Bibhuti Pokhrel. She shares that most of the districts in the country are suffering wildfire and no rainfall for some time. The improvement in current whether needs either wind or rainfall, she stresses.

The department has requested people not to leave home and compulsorily use mask and maintain further alertness in case of leaving home to stay away from effects of air pollution.

Currently, there is a minor effect of westerly wind and local wind, which will cause light rain with thunder and lightning in the few places of the hilly region in the country today, the department forecasts.

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