Heavy Rains After 18 Years: 6 Killed, 385 Houses Submerged

Sep 7, Kathmandu- After 18 years, heavy rains fell in Kathmandu Valley on Sunday night when the monsoon was active again. The rainfall at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu was recorded at 121.5 mm at night.

18 years ago, on July 23, 2002, Kathmandu received 177 mm of rainfall. Before that, 124.4 mm of rain fell in 1987, said Indira Kandel, head of the Climate Analysis Branch at the Department of Water and Meteorology.

In recent years, heavy rainfall of up to 115 mm has been recorded in Kathmandu. According to meteorologist Kandel, heavy rains have fallen in Kathmandu due to the impact of monsoon winds and an increase in local air pressure. He informed that the machine reached the local cloud monsoon air formed after the ground was heated due to the hot sun.

Heavy rains lashed many districts of Bagmati and Gandaki on Sunday night. Accordingly, 134 mm of rain has been recorded in Hariharpur of Sindhuli, 133 mm in Banke, 122 mm in Nagarkot of Bhaktapur, 114.4 mm in Dhap of Sindhupalchowk, 111.8 mm in Syauli of Pyuthan and 109.2 mm in Chartare of Chitwan.