Monday, December 31, 2012

December weather trend in Kathmandu in recent years


Unlike previous two months, December 2012 remained moderate. The daily mean and minimum temperature was in average for the month compared to those in recent years.

The first 10 days of the month saw unusually warmer days, that was very much similar to December in 2008. Dec 8th recorded the highest minimum temperature of 9.4°C. Day time maximum temperature was above the comfort temperature zone of 18°C for twenty-five days, where as twenty-two days saw minimum temperature at 5 or below 5°C. Similarly, Dec 4 was the warmest day with daytime max with 21.6°C, and the 31st was the coldest with the minimum of 1.3°C. On the other hand, Dec 21th was the coolest day - the mercury could not rise beyond 16.6°C on this day.

Past thirty years data shows the average monthly rainfall in the month of December is 15.1mm. However, expect for the 3.6mm of rainfall in December in 2009, in recent years, the month of December remained totally dry. This year also, Kathmandu did not receive any rain at all in December.

Below comparison of December 2012 weather trend to past five years trend.


Daily averages

Daily Max

Daily Min

December averages and extremes

Number of warm and cold days

data: Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization, yalamandu.com


Monthly weather trends in recent years for other months:


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

NEA prolongs power outage secretively

KATHMANDU: The Load Dispatch Center of the Nepal Electricity Authority has extended daily power outage by two more hours without informing the public. NEA sources said top officials at the power monopoly had asked the center to add one more hour to the current 69-hour weekly outage, two weeks ago.

Sources said the government chose not to inform the public about the additional load-shedding hours on top of a December 8 load-shedding schedule fearing a backlash.

Read more at The Himalayan Times

Update: Aug 11 Loadshedding hours reduced! Now daily average ≈ 6.8 hours (weekly 47.5hours) effective from August 11 / Shrawan 27 (Thursday).

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Earthquake in Nepal ! M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border on December 22




Kathmandu, December 22 National Seismological Center web portal reported an earthquake measuring M4.5 in Mid Western Nepal at 11:50am local time (6:05 UTC) on Dec 22nd. According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at Rolpa - Pyuthan border.


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M4 hit North East Jajarkot (December 4)
M5.6 and M4 hit Bajhang in far west (November 12)
M4.4 at Southern Rukum (September 17)
M4.3 at Northern Rolpa (August 30)
M4.4 at Southern Dailekh (August 28)
Series of earthquakes hit Western Nepal, Rolpa, Rolpa-Rukum border (August 23)

Triple quake measuring M5 to M4.2 jolts Rukum (July 31)
M4.9 earthquake hits Southern Bajhang in Western Nepal (July 11)
M4.5 earthquake at Panchthar - Sikkim border (June 11)
M4.8 earthquake hit Pokhara (June 9)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

How was the weather today in past years

Do you remember how was the weather on this date in last year or five years before.

Below is a comparison of weather of Kathmandu in today's date in past five years.



Kathmandu weekly weather trend (past two weeks)
(updated daily at approx 18:00 NPT)

data: Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization, yalamandu.com

Month-wise weather trends in recent years:


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Past two weeks weather trend
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Cyclone watch

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Earthquake in Nepal ! M4 hits North East Jajarkot on December 4 morning




Kathmandu, December 4 National Seismological Center web portal reported an earthquake measuring M4 in Mid Western Nepal at 8:46am local time (3:01 UTC) on Dec 4th. According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at North East Jajarkot.

Earlier series of earthquakes hit far western district of Bajhang in November.

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M5.6 and M4 hit Bajhang in far west (November 12)
M4.4 at Southern Rukum (September 17)
M4.3 at Northern Rolpa (August 30)
M4.4 at Southern Dailekh (August 28)
Series of earthquakes hit Western Nepal, Rolpa, Rolpa-Rukum border (August 23)

Triple quake measuring M5 to M4.2 jolts Rukum (July 31)
M4.9 earthquake hits Southern Bajhang in Western Nepal (July 11)
M4.5 earthquake at Panchthar - Sikkim border (June 11)
M4.8 earthquake hit Pokhara (June 9)