Monsoon likely to arrive ahead of normal time this year

Posted on: June 06, 2017 | views: 137

The Weather Forecasting Division says this year's monsoon is likely to arrive ahead of its normal time due to the change in the weather system. 

Meteorologist Subas Rimal said generally the onset of monsoon is from June 10, however, a weather system has developed bringing the monsoon earlier than its normal time. 

The moisture-laden monsoon wind originating from the Bay of Bengal has to blow towards the north-west direction to reach Nepal. 

Rimal said based on the weather map and the data received from satellite so far, the monsoon system is found developed over the eastern and central Bay of Bengal and up to the central parts of Bangladesh which has increased the likelihood of the arrival of the monsoon to Nepal earlier than the normal time of the year.