Monday, January 21, 2013

January weather trend in Kathmandu in recent years


Though we have seen some record cold mornings in around second week of this month, the month of January 2013 can be considered to be in average compared to that in recent years.

The first week of the month started with average weather. In recent years, Kathmandu experienced merely a single day with sub-zero temperature. However, the second week of the month this year saw five consecutive days with mercury dive below zero degrees Celsius. On the morning of January 9th mercury reading was fully 2 units below 0°C, a record low in decades. On the other hand, the average daytime maximum temperature and extreme max (till date) is in average compared to that in recent years.

The month of January in year 2009 and 2010 were warmest compared to the rest. In those years, most of the days in January, daytime maximum stayed above 20°C. Average monthly max in these years were 4°C above and average monthly minimum were 2°C above the monthly averages for past 30 years. Jan 28, 2009 was the warmest day with 25.8°C, whereas, Jan 23, 2008 was the coldest day with daytime max of mere 10.5°C.

Average monthly rainfall in Kathmandu in January amounts to 14mm. January of 2007 and 2009 remained totally dry. Except for 2012 and 2013, total monthly rainfall in the month remained way below the 30 years average reading. This year, till the date, Kathmandu already received 10.5mm of rain.

Below comparison of January 2013 weather trend to past six years trend.


Daily averages

Daily Max

Daily Min

Averages and extremes

Number of warm and cold days

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


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! M4.5 hit Bajhang on January 18




Kathmandu, January 18 National Seismological Center web portal reported an earthquake measuring M4.5 on Richter scale in Western Nepal at 02:45am local time on Jan 18th (21:00 UTC Jan 17). According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at east of Bajhang in Far Western Development Region of Nepal.

Western Nepal is currently receiving heavy rain as well. Hope for lesser casualties and damages.

Aerial distances and directions to the epicenter from major cities:
680km WNW from Biratnagar
445km WNW from Kathmandu
300km WNW from Pokhara
162km North from Nepalgunj
119km ENE from Mahendranagar



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Related topics:

M4 hits Siraha (January 13)
M5.5 hits Northern part of Bajura (January 9)
M4.7 hits Bajhang - Doti border (January 2)
M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border (December 22)
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)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! M4 hit Siraha on January 13




Kathmandu, January 13 National Seismological Center web portal reported an earthquake measuring M4 on Richter scale in Eastern Nepal at 23:21pm local time (17:36 UTC) on Jan 13th. According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at Siraha in Southern Terai plane of Nepal.

Aerial distances and directions to the epicenter from major cities:
111km WNW from Biratnagar
130km SE from Kathmandu
269km ESE from Pokhara
475km East from Nepalgunj
643km East from Mahendranagar



Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

M5.5 hits Northern part of Bajura (January 9)
M4.7 hits Bajhang - Doti border (January 2)
M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border (December 22)
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)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal! M5.5 hits Northern part of Bajura on January 9




Kathmandu, January 9 National Seismological Center web portal reported an earthquake measuring M5.5 on Richter scale in Far Western Nepal at 13:29pm local time (7:44 UTC) on Jan 9th. According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at Northern part of Bajura.

Aerial distances and directions to the epicenter from major cities:
425km WNW from Kathmandu
285km WNW from Pokhara
196km N from Nepalgunj
175km ENE from Mahendranagar



Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

M4.7 hits Bajhang - Doti border (January 2)
M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border (December 22)
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)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Earthquake in Nepal ! M4.7 hits Bajhang - Doti border on January 2 evening




Kathmandu, January 3 National Seismological Center web portal reported an earthquake measuring M4.7 on Richter scale in Far Western Nepal at 11:27pm local time (17:42 UTC) on Jan 2nd. According to the NSC the quake was epicentered at Bajhang - Doti border.

Aerial distances and directions to the epicenter from major cities:
465km WNW from Kathmandu
320km WNW from Pokhara
160km NNW from Nepalgunj
92km ENE from Mahendranagar



Click here for more on recent earthquakes in Nepal.

Related topics:

M4.5 at Rolpa - Pyuthan Border (December 22)
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)