June 21 – Monsoon for this season has finally entered into Nepal on Thursday, according to Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).

The arrival of monsoon in the country delayed by 10 days because its normal time entry is by June 10, senior Meteorologist Min Kumar Aryal told The Rising Nepal.

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has also confirmed the entry of the monsoon for this season has taken place from the eastern Nepal. MFD is a government unit under the DHM.

Monsoon has already started showing its impact in eastern Nepal’s places like Ilam, Morang, and Jhapa and some mountain regions of the eastern Nepal like Taplejung, Aryal said.

Now, the monsoon will gradually move towards the central, mid-west and western Nepal and will cover the whole Nepal within next couple of weeks, Aryal said.

Monsoon this year took time to arrive in Nepal due to various reasons; and one of the main reasons was due to cyclone called ‘Vaayu’ that developed in the Arabian Sea last week, according to the meteorologists.

With the onset of the monsoon, the impact of westerlies will be suppressed by easterly system, Meteorologist Sujan Subedi said.

The next four months (till September) beginning from June is mainly considered as monsoon period for whole of South Asian countries.

Over 80 per cent of the total annual rainfall will take place in the monsoon period in Nepal, he said.

Subedi said that monsoon entered in Nepal from Sikkim of India last night. The main impact of the monsoon might remain for next one week in the eastern Nepal, he said.

“It takes next one week for monsoon weather reach and make its impact in the western Nepal and next one or two days in the central Nepal,” Subedi said.

Monsoon will get matured and will have its greater influence till July, he said.

The 14th South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) meeting held in Kathmandu in March had already predicated that States 1, 2, 3 and 5 will have below average rainfall and average rainfall in the remaining Gandaki, Karnali and Far-west States.

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