HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: This year’s monsoon is likely to start a week later than expected, meteorologists said.
The monsoon clouds, which would have entered India by now, are yet to do so, said the weathermen adding that the rainy season would be behind schedule this year. “The clouds, which are formed in the Bay of Bengal, have not advanced landwards as expected. The system should have been active in most parts of India by now,” said Rajendra Shrestha, senior meteorologist at the Meteorological Forecasting Division.The monsoon clouds normally enter Nepal from the east by June 10 and leave on September 23. “The monsoon rains could be delayed by a week,” Shrestha added.
“As per the schedule, the monsoon should have started in Kerala, India, today but it did not.”
Most parts of the country have recorded higher temperature than normal in the past few days. Showers was recorded in Kathmandu and in east today as the west remained dry.