(English) Monsoon begins in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal–The country is finally witnessing the monsoon rainfall from Friday morning. The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has said the monsoon wind has hit the country from the east and it has been extended across the country.

According to the division, the monsoon wind has begun after nearly 10 days of its regular time this year. The monsoon began from the east after the westerly wind pooped out gradually.

The monsoon brought heavy rainfall in many parts of eastern Nepal throughout Saturday. The division has also forecast that monsoon will spread across the country within a week.

Farmers who were anxiously waiting for the monsoon for cultivation of paddy and other s have also heaved a sigh of relief.

The monsoon wind gave forth from the Bay of Bengal remains effective for some 110 days in Nepal. It also brings rain in Bangladesh, north east of India and Myanmar.

The cultivation of paddy and other seasonal cereals are the major agricultural activities during the monsoon in Nepal where 80 per cent people depend upon agriculture.

Kathmandu Valley has witnessed irregular rain on Sunday night.

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