Kathmandu, March 1
The pre-monsoon season has made its way into the country from today, ending the winter season.
The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology in a bulletin today informed of the change.
The pre-monsoon period, in general, runs for around three months until May. The period is marked by storms, hailstorms, and bolts of lightning in the afternoons and evenings.
The department has urged caution to one and all for the damages occurring due to storm, hailstorm and lightning.
The influence of local wind began to be felt with the end of the winter, according to meteorologist Pratibha Manandhar.
“The influence of local wind was felt with the rise in temperature,” she says, adding that the pre-monsoon effect would be felt in the hilly areas only.
During this period, lightning occurs when the westerly wind collides with the local wind, according to her.