Weatherpersons have warned people living in Tarai districts especially in the Far-Western region along with some parts of Mid-Western regions of flooding and landslides from heavy rains starting Thursday.
Releasing a special weather outlook on Thursday early morning, the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) stated that a rain producing system is concentrated in Terai and Siwalik range of the Far-Western region including Kailali and Kanchanpur along with Banke and Bardiya districts in Mid-Western region bringing heavy thundershowers.
“The active monsoonal phenomenon since Wednesday night has brought rains in many places across the country. In particular, river basins originating from Chure and Mahabarat range are vulnerable to induce flooding and landslides from heavy rains,” said Subash Rimal, a meteorologist at MFD.
Widespread rains are likely throughout the country from Thursday, with more impact in the Far-Western and Mid-Western regions, the special weather outlook further stated. The rainfall will gradually lessen in the coming days with localised heavy thunder showers in some places over the weekend.
Reports of flooding events and subsequent inundation due to heavy rains are already coming from Kailali, Banke and Baridya districts since Thursday morning. A report from Gulariya in Banke stated that continuous downpour since Wednesday has caused flash flooding in Babai River inundating Balapur, Gulariya and Nepalgunj area and has left 50 families displaced. Likewise, Joshipur, Bauniya, Thapapur VDCs in Kailali district are under water after the tributary rivers to the Karnali River flooded from excessive rains since Wednesday night. Local administrations in both the districts have alerted the vulnerable communities in their areas to remain in safe places and has mobilised security personnel to carry rescue efforts in affected areas.