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34 Districts on high Alert as Monsoon Rainfall Intensifies in Nepal

July 1, 2024
Monsoon Rainfall Nepal

Nepal’s Department of Water and Meteorology has issued a red alert for 34 districts across four provinces, warning of heavy rainfall and potential flooding in the coming days.

The monsoon season is becoming increasingly active due to a low-pressure system lingering near southern Nepal. The red alert indicates a high risk of landslides, inundation, and rising river levels.

High Risk Districts:

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  • Koshi Province: Taplejung, Panchthar, Sankhuwasabha, Tehrathum, Morang, Jhapa, Sunsari, Ilam, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Khotang, Solukhumbu, Okhaldhunga
  • Bagmati Province: Makwanpur, Chitwan, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha
  • Gandaki Province: Myagdi, Baglung, Kaski, Parbat, Syangja, Tanahun, Nawalparasi East, Lamjung
  • Lumbini Province: Kapilvastu, Rupandehi, Palpa, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Pyuthan, Nawalparasi West, Rolpa, Rukum East

A yellow alert, indicating moderate risk, has been issued for an additional 26 districts across all seven provinces.

Moderate Risk Districts:

  • Koshi Province: Udayapur
  • Madhesh Province: Siraha, Saptari, Dhanusha, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari
  • Bagmati Province: Ramechhap
  • Gandaki Province: Sindhuli, Manang
  • Lumbini Province: Dang, Banke, Bardia
  • Karnali Province: Salyan, Surkhet, Dailekh
  • Sudurpaschim Province: Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura, Doti, Achham, Darchula, Bajhang, Baitadi

The department warns that daily life, agriculture, health, road, and air travel could be impacted by the heavy rains and potential flooding. People in affected areas are urged to take necessary precautions and stay alert for updates.

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