Kathmandu, June 1
Meteorologists in Nepal say that the monsoon will start early this year. They say the monsoon has already begun in the Indian state of Kerela and soon would be moving towards Nepal.
Meteorologist Raju Pradhananga from the Department of Hydrology and Metrology says the department has forecast monsoon to arrive in Nepal within a few days.
He says the monsoon, which usually starts around the second week of June, is around two weeks early this year. The monsoon clouds will enter Nepal from the east and exit from the west, he says.
Senior meteorologist Barun Paudel says the country will see more rainfall than usual during the months of June, July, August and September this year.
Nepal, on average, sees around 1,500 mm of rain a year, but this year, the meteorologists believe there will be a 10 per cent increase.
The Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted average rainfalls in northern parts of Province 1, most parts of Madhesh province and southern parts of the Bagmati province today. But, the rest of Nepal will see more rain than it has seen in the past few years especially areas in Gandaki and Sudurpaschim provinces.