The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said rainfall will continue for another three days across the country.
"There will be heavy rainfall in Province 1, Province 2, Bagmati, Gandaki and Province 5 for three more days," Director General of the department Sarju Kumar Baidya said. "We can estimate that rainfall will start to gradually decrease in Karnali and Far West."
He added that rainfall will peter out after Friday. He revealed that rainfall has been heavier this monsoon in comparison to the previous years. "Rainfall in Province 2 is 200 percent higher on average," he stated.
The department organizing a press conference about the incessant rainfall and the resulting damages on Tuesday has urged the people living along the river banks to remain cautious. It has warned that people on the banks of Narayani, Koshi and Bagmati are under a greater risk as the rivers have already crossed the danger mark.
The department has stated that settlements on the banks of Narayani including Susta of Nawalparasi are under risk as Narayani and its tributaries have crossed the danger mark. Settlements along the banks of Koshi and Bagmati are also under risk.
Baidya said text messages have already been sent to the people along the banks of these rivers to move toward safety.
Similarly, water level in Kankai, Kamala, Bagmati, Tinau, East Rapti, West Rapti and Babai is also rising and around warning level.
Water level in Karnali and Mahakali will also rise but will remain below the warning level, according to the department.
Published Date: Tuesday, Shrawan 6, 2077, 12:18:00