Meteorologists to go to Bara and Parsa for study

Kathmandu- A team of meteorologists is going to Bara and Parsa districts for studying the violent storm that wreaked havoc in the districts on Sunday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated.Meteorologist at the Division, Bibhuti Pokhrel, said the team is going there to study the storm which is unusual in that it caused widespread damage in a relatively small area. Meteorologists described the Sunday evening’s windstorm as the first ‘extreme case’ in Nepal’s context. It is said heavy damage was caused as this system developed in a small area only.

According to Pokhrel, windstorms accompanied by thunder, lightning and rain most often take place during the pre-monsoon period. He said that however the Sunday evening’s high wind that occurred all of a sudden could not be termed a storm.The Division stated that the high wind could be described and analyzed only after carrying out study and research.

Meteorologists’ team is leaving for Bara and Parsa districts today for this purpose. The team includes senior meteorologists Sujan Subedi, Archana Shrestha and assistant meteorologist Govinda Jha.
So far 28 people have lost their lives and 384 have been injured in the two districts due to the storm.

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