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Kathmandu, April 3
A team of meteorologists is visiting Bara and Parsa districts today to study the violent storm that wreaked havoc in the districts on Sunday, according to Meteorological Forecasting Division.
The team shall study the unusual storm that caused widespread damage in a relatively small area, according to Bibhuti Pokhrel, a meteorologist at the division. Meteorologists have termed the Sunday evening’s windstorm as the first ‘extreme case’ in the context of Nepal. The fact that the storm inflicted heavy damage to a limited area makes it peculiar. According to Pokhrel, windstorms accompanied by thunder, lightning and rain occur most often during the per-monsoon period. Pokhrel, however, says that the Sunday evening’s high-speed wind that occurred all of a sudden could not be termed as a storm.
The division stated that the high-speed wind could be described and analysed only after carrying out a study and research.
The team includes senior meteorologists Sujan Subedi, Archana Shrestha and Assistant Meteorologist Govinda Jha.
So far 28 people have lost their lives and 384 have been injured in the two districts due to the storm.
A version of this article appears in print on April 04, 2021 of The Himalayan Times.
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