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Nepal flood alert: All major rivers across country likely to rise until weekend

A flooded river in Nepal on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Kathmandu, September 22

All major rivers across Nepal are likely to rise up until this Saturday as various parts of the country may witness heavy rainfalls, warn meteorologists and hydrologists.

Flood Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has requested people to avoid any activities on riverbanks and adjacent areas until coming Sunday.

A low pressure system is gradually moving northwest-ward from the northeastern side of Bay of Bengal and it will have an impact on the weather patterns of Nepal, according to meteorologists.

In a measurement on Tuesday morning, the water level in Koshi, Narayani, Karnali, Mahakali and its tributaries is rising up whereas Kankai, Bagmati, Tinau, Banganga, Paschim Rapti, Babai and its tributaries are likely to experience the same by tonight, according to the division.

Likewise, flash floods have been forecast in rivers and streams in Ilam, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Dhankuta, Udayapur, Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Makawanpur, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Dhading, Chitwan, Gorkha, Lamjung, Tanahun, Kaski, Parvat, Myagdi, Baglung, Syangja, Nawalpur, Palpa, Gulmi, Rolpa, Rukum, Pyuthan, Dang, Banke, Bardiya, Salyan, Surkhet, Dailekh, Jajarkot, Kailali, Kanchanpur and Bardiya districts today.

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