Rainfall in Kathmandu causes diversion of international flight

KATHMANDU: Today, various parts of the country, including the Kathmandu Valley, experienced light rainfall.

Shanti Kandel, a meteorologist at the Meteorological Forecasting Division, mentioned that light rainfall is occurring in the Bagmati, Gandaki, and Karnali provinces.

Different areas within the Kathmandu Valley have been receiving light rainfall for the past few hours. The Division reported a rainfall of 4.8 millimeters in Archale, Palpa, approximately six hours ago.

Kandel noted that the weather across the country is currently partly to generally cloudy, with light rainfall occurring in some regions. There's a possibility of further rainfall tonight. However, she added that the weather will gradually improve from the western part of the country starting Friday, with no forecast of heavy rain or snowfall.

Due to adverse weather conditions in Kathmandu, international flights departing from Kathmandu have been affected. Subas Jha, spokesperson for Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), mentioned that an aircraft operated by Indian Indigo Airlines was diverted to Lucknow, India this afternoon as it couldn't land at Tribhuvan International Airport.

However, Jha assured that domestic flights are operating normally, albeit with some delays.


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