On this Sunday according to the meteorologist, Monsoon for this season begins after seven to 10 days which is basically delayed as of the normal time. As the Monsoon season is seen around Southern Indian, mainly Kerala and Karnataka, and resulting in another seven to 10 days to arrive in Nepal.
The senior meteorologist, Pratibha Manandhar also said that, observing the present monsoon and other climatic conditions of South Asia, monsoon in Nepal will not begin before June 15. As the monsoon season in Nepal begins from June 10 and lasts until September 23 every year. Looking at last year’s data, the monsoon was delayed by 10 days and started by June 20 and extended until October 12, 2019. Mani Ratna Shakya, a meteorologist said, “monsoon normally arrived every year from the Kerala region of India. The easterly wind gets active during the monsoon period. In Kerala too, the monsoon arrived on June 5.” The reason behind the delayed monsoon is because of the Amphan cyclone developed in the Bay of Bengal, two weeks ago, and this week another cyclone called Nisarga.
If we look at the present day, Nepal is receiving pre-monsoon period. Ganga Nagarkoti, the meteorologist, said, “this year, State 1, Bagmati State and Gandaki State would witness average rainfall and other States would receive below-average rainfall. When 90 to 110 percent of rainfall occurs in a monsoon that is called an average rainfall and when it crosses above 110 percent it is called above-average rainfall and rainfall below 90 percent is called below average.”
The time is not far when you can smell the fresh wet mud smell and enjoy spicy pakoras. And let’s hope that the season wipes away the virus and we all get back to our normal routine and breathe freely.