Incident Reports

Far-West receives highest winter rain


With the highest winter rainfall measured in five years, the far-western development region has witnessed a brutal cold snap in seven hilly as well as two Tarai districts for the past two days. Normal life has been affected as mercury went down along with the prevalence of fog and mist, and rainfall which started on Thursday showed no sign of abating. According to a met official at Attariya, Kailali, 81.7 ml rainfall has been recorded in the far western region after December 16, which is the highest winter rainfall recorded so far in five years. Farmers have expressed their concerns over the rainfall as excessive precipitation and cold would affect their wheat and vegetable cultivation. The upper belt of Bajura, Bajhang, Darchula, Baitadi, and Achham districts have received heavy snowfall, accompanied by rain, since Thursday.