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Wettest September day on record



KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Valley yesterday received the most rainfall ever recorded on a single day in September, Meteorological Forecasting Division said.

Senior meteorologist Rajendra Shrestha said the Valley received 106 mm rain in the last 24 hours. “Previously, the wettest day was September 17, 1985 – when the Valley received 69 mm rain,” Shrestha said.

The monsoon has become more active as it approaches its end. Generally, the monsoon begins on June 10 and lasts till September 23. “But the monsoon does not strictly follow this calendar,” Shrestha reasoned.

Various parts of the country have also been receiving heavy rainfall and such conditions are likely to continue for a couple of days.

The Valley received 279.2 mm rain this month( 199.8 mm rain is considered normal for September). But, this year, rainfall in the Valley has been abnormal as it will end in a few weeks.

Rain havoc

KATHMANDU: Heavy rain deluged squatter settlements in Lokanthali along the swelling Manohara River. More than 100 huts were inundated. Squatter settlements in Kalimati, New Baneshwor and Thapathali near Bishnumati and Bagmati rivers were also affected.

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