Val­ley re­ceives muddy rains

People's Review - - NEWS - By Our Re­porter

The Kath­mandu Val­ley and many parts of Nepal re­ceived mud-mixed rains on Fri­day night. The denizens were shocked when they saw their roofs and flower plants cov­ered with mud. It was the first time they had seen mud fall­ing from the sky with rain­wa­ter. How­ever, me­te­o­rol­o­gists said that yel­low­ish mud­car­ry­ing rain that oc­curred Fri­day night in Nepal was noth­ing but 'dust storm par­ti­cles' en­tered to Nepal from Ra­jasthan area of In­dia. Me­te­o­rol­o­gists have, how­ever, warned that pre­cau­tion should be adopted while us­ing such type of wa­ter. Ac­cord­ing to se­nior me­te­o­rol­o­gist Barun Paudel, there is noth­ing to be wor­ried and sur­prised about such type of rain but such wa­ter should not be used and col­lected as such wa­ter might have con­tained car­bon-car­ry­ing com­po­nent from in­dus­trial ar­eas of In­dia and mud which may have chem­i­cal mix up. He has sug­gested not to use and col­lect such wa­ter for any type of house­hold pur­pose. The phe­nom­e­non is mainly due to the im­pact of western wind as the eastern wind could not be­come so strong that cause rain­fall in Nepal. "This yel­low­ish mud­car­ry­ing rain has mainly af­fected the ma­jor Tarai belts and some Hilly re­gions of Nepal in­clud­ing the cap­i­tal," me­te­o­rol­o­gist Paudel said. Yel­low-mud dust par­ti­cles blown in Ra­jasthan, Delhi and west Ut­tar-Pradesh ar­eas en­tered to western Nepal and ar­rived in cen­tral re­gion from Fri­day night, Paudel said. Another se­nior me­te­o­rol­o­gist Min Ku­mar Aryal said that prob­a­bly this type of rain might be first in Nepal's con­text of me­te­o­rol­ogy dur­ing the mon­soon time. But this phe­nom­ena is con­sid­ered as nor­mal dur­ing the win­ter time in Tarai re­gion as heavy dust par­ti­cles fre­quently ar­rived in Nepal's Tarai re­gion.

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