Sunday, October 28, 2012

October weather trend in Kathmandu in past five years

If you are feeling cold in Kathmandu lately, then you are not alone. Normally starting from the second half of October, lower end of mercury tends to dip towards 10°C, where as higher end hovers around 25°. However, in last few days, minimum temperature in Kathmandu dived further below 10°C that gave Kathmanduites a feeling of arrival of winter a bit earlier than normally expected.

Besides, October 2012 is also among the driest October in recent years. As of October 27th In October 2012, Kathmandu received only 1.5mm of rain, whereas average monthly rainfall in Kathmandu in October is around 55mm.

October 2012 weather trend (extremes, averages and rainfall), is very much similar to October 2008 trend, except the absolute minimum temperature recorded in 2012 is much lower compared to 2008. In recent years, Oct 2010 had only one day with lower temperature at 10°C or below, whereas this October already saw 4 7 days with lows below 10° with lowest recorded 7.6°C on the morning of 31st.

Below comparison of October 2012 weather trend to past five 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,

Month-wise weather trends in recent years:

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