Weather of Nepal

 

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Nepal has a beautiful climate which is another major reason of attraction for the tourists to come over here. It has a distinctive sparkling clean ambience during many months. The wet season of monsoon lasts from June to September and the dry season is from the month of October to the month of April or May. The best seasons to visit Nepal are autumn and spring that lasts from September to November and from March to May respectively. During the spring season the winters drop to chilly ambience, with an alluring snowfall on the peak of mountains making view absolutely captivating.

 

However the dry season also is good to visit Nepal for many reasons. As the monsoon is just finished the whole environment of countryside is blossoming and green, the sparkling fresh and clean air make the Himalayan view mesmerizing though the climate is still a bit temperate. For instance the view of Annapurna and Macchapucchre is great almost everyday from Pokhara (go on the roof top of your hotel at 5h30am to enjoy the great view).  

 

If you are planning to visit Nepal try going during the colorful and enchanting festivals of Nepal. The highest tourist season here is in the month of October during the festival of Dashain. However you have to keep a flexible schedule to enjoy this festival thoroughly.

 

A few people also prefer to tour Nepal in the months of December and January though the temperature on high altitude is freezing. The trekking fanatics must come to Nepal during these months only, if they want to enjoy in the Everest base camp it is a real deed of endurance and excitement. The mornings and evenings in December are nippy here.

 

The time between the months of October to February is considered to be the best time to explore the royal chitwan national park and terai. In the months of February, March and April the weather gets a bit balmy and so the high altitude trek at this time are not grueling. So if you are a trekker but don’t want to trek in the chilly winters this time is best for your excursion. The other plus point to visit Nepal in the months of Feb to April is that all the flowers here are in there full bloom making the view of Nepal more and more charismatic and mesmerizing. The only glitch in this season is that the Mountain View is not that clear as in dry summers.

 

After the best seasons to visit Nepal lets now talk about the times not suitable to tour Nepal. Early June and the month of May are exceedingly blistering and grimy and have the temperature of about 30°C, or even more at times and thus are not the best time to visit Nepal.

 

The nastiest time to visit Nepal is the time when the monsoon finally arrives that is in the months of June to September. The roads and trails during this season are extremely plagued and grubby and full of leeches. The worst part is that the Himalayan range is fully covered behind the rain clouds during the monsoons, and the transport often gets blocked due to the landslides (or the maoist strike).

 

Temperature during treks in Nepal: The monsoon can be an unpleasant enough to make a trek. But this is offset by the absence of tourists. The rains in the mountains arrive without warning and sometimes lasted several hours. If you make a trek from mid-May to mid-July, try to leave early in the morning. This is usually the time of day when the sky is clearer and where you can admire the landscapes of Nepal. The monsoon is due to start in late May or June. For against, in 2009, it began much earlier and trek in the Annapurna became more difficult. October and November are ideal times to make the treks. The temperature is neither too cold nor too hot in the mountains. But the sky is often clear. This is the high season and the number of passengers crossing your path during your journey can be quite impressive. Usually, it is advisable to trek in June and July as temperatures can be very hot and the monsoon is well established.

 

Weather of the monsoon:

 


The climbs sometimes important in a single day can make the temperature vary widely. You can easily spend a morning at 25-30C for a night on the altitude at 0-5. Please ask your travel agency in temperatures that await you. Some agencent underestimate the impact of temperatures. There were travel agents telling their friends that a warmer jacket would be sufficient to reach the base camp of Annapurna. On arrival there, a real snow storm made the hellish trip. That said, even the best agencies can not predict how the temperature varies.

 

Climate Change and Nepal

By Ujjwol Lamichhane

 

Nepal is a small landlocked country in South Asia. The nation of the Mount Everest and the great Himalayas is now facing several consequences of climate change.

 

"No country on earth has some much natural diversity and no where apart from the poles is climate change happening so fast. The glaciers are retreating, the monsoon rains are becoming more intense and farming is getting harder than ever."

 

Although the share of Nepal in the global emission of greenhouse gases is negligible, many bitter consequences having started ruling Nepal. In the recent years, Nepal is witnessing continuous disturbances in its ecology due to climate change resulting floods, severe landslides, soil erosion and effects of the climate change.

 

Climate Change refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. The changes are attributed directly or indirectly to human activity which alters the composition of the global atmosphere and that is in addition to natural climate variability.

 

This bridge, at Phunki Tengi in Sagarmatha National Park, was destroyed in a flood in the summer of 2007. Climate change is also responsible for erratic weather patterns such as the thick haze that covers many parts of the southern plains of the country during winter seasons which destroys crops and livelihoods. The intensified monsoon is also creating hundreds of different environmental refugees. The unpredicted rainfall is making farming difficult. Thousand hectors of agricultural lands have turned into sand bank. Nepal is on the front line of climate change and variations which for some people the changes are catastrophic.

The rain is now very different and are increasingly unpredictable.It's more concentrated and intense. It means that crop yields are going down. Many cultivable land are being progressively washed by big and small rives like Narayani river,Koshi river, Tirshuli river and others. Observations records that some of the fastest long-term increases in temperatures and rainfall is seen in Nepal. At least 44 of Nepal's and neighbouring Bhutan's Himalayan lakes, which collect glacier meltwater, are said by the UN to be growing so rapidly they they could burst their banks within a decade. Any climate change in Nepal is reflected throughout the region. Nearly 400 million people in northern India and Bangladesh also depend on rainfall and rivers that rise there.

 

Street in Gaighat. This was taken during the rainy season in Nepal. The flooding is not usually too severe in Gaighat, but it can ruin fields and destroy crops in the nearby villages. Causes of floods in the country are often triggered by rapid melting of snow and ice in high mountain regions. The increasing melting of the Glacier Lakes in the Himalaya due to exposure to warmer temperature, is main cause of floods in the nation. Due to this, several people are killed and thousands are rendered homeless in this nation adding to the poverty of this poor nation.

 

Rise of temperature in the capital city of the nation, Kathmandu is also a severe consequences of the global climate change in Nepal. The mean temperature during summer and winter season raised by more than 1 and about 2 degree Celsius progressively in recent years. This is an severe consequences of the human induced climate change. Similar trends are seen in southern Terai plains. In these regions extreme temperatures including heat wave and cold stream are witnessed frequently during summer and winter season respectively. Loss of human lives due to cold stream is always reported every year in Nepal.

 

A group calling themselves Climate Change Refugees gathered on 17th Avenue in Calgary, Alberta on December 8th, 2007 for the International Day of Action on Climate Change The increasing developments that causes emission of green house gases in the developed countries is resulting is a severe environmental problems in many poorer nation like Nepal. The shift in weather conditions causes these nations to face several calamities like flood, droughts, landslides, soil erosion, shift in farming practices and productivity and many other social consequences. With further increase in global temperature its impacts on human being is increasing tremendously. So this is time that we realize the impacts of the global climate change and start action to counter attack it.

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