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Chances of rain with thunderstorm today (kh 25/03/2023)

Experts urge authorities to prepare for the worst of climate disasters : Amid IPCC’s ‘clarion call’, Nepal should be more proactive to adapt to climate crisis, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/03/2023)

Inclusive green growth : Initiatives to reduce emissions and 'green' the economy offer opportunities to fix existing inequities, by Bishal Thapa (kp 24/03/2023)

Westerly wind having its general influence in Nepal: MFD (kh 20/03/2023)

Rainfall blesses various parts of country (kh 19/03/2023)

Renewables and climate change in Nepal : Nepal is expanding mega hydropower projects and national-grid systems to ensure nationwide electricity, by Suman Acharya (kp 19/03/2023)

Women Empowerment For Climate Justice, by Nusrat Naushin and Maliha Masfiqua Malek (rn 16/03/2023)

Rain with thunder and lightning likely today (kh 12/03/2023)

Strategic Plan for Climate Justice in Khumbu region to be prepared soon (kh 11/03/2023)

Khumjung women voice climate concerns : At an interaction held on International Women’s Day, residents of the Solukhumbu village shared their grievances on the impact of climate change on their daily lives including reduced harvests owing to less rainfall and low soil fertility, by Bhanubhakta Niraula (kp 09/03/2023)

Light rain with thunderstorms likely today (kh 08/03/2023)

Forests and climate change : Discussions on how and if forests will adapt to climate change is practically non-existent in Nepal, by Aditya Acharya (kp 05/03/2023)

Special event on climate justice to take place in Khumbu region on March 8 (kh 03/03/2023), Event about climate change to take place at Syangboche on March 8 (rn 03/03/2023)

Climate finance dilemma : It would be unwise only to demand climate finance as grants without prioritising areas of investment, by Subash Pandey (kp 02/03/2023)

Pre-monsoon begins with the end of winter season (rep 01/03/2023)

Light snowfall predicted in high-hill areas today (kh27/02/2023)

Light rainfall likely today (kh 26/02/2023)

High and dry : Winter drought in Nepal affects agriculture, hydropower and air quality, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 24/02/2023)

When is the next rain? Beyond the environmental toll, droughts amplify inequalities and threaten livelihoods, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 13/02/2023)

Climate change taking toll on Nepal’s tourism prospects : With no snow on them, high hills and Himalayan mountains in Pokhara wear a deserted look, tourist arrival has gone down and farmers feel the heat (nlt 13/02/2023)

Snowfall likely in Karnali, Sudurpaschim (kh 10/02/2023)

An alarming retreat, by Martin Holtmann (ae 10/02/2023)

Mountainous areas of Gandaki, Sudurpaschim and Karnali likely to receive light snowfall (kh 08/02/2023)

Snowfall likely in mountainous areas (kh 06/05/2023)

Weather predicted to be cloudy and foggy in Terai (rep 02/02/2023)

Wetlands: Mitigating Climate Change thru Carbon Sequestration, by Ayush Raj Gyawali (rep 02/02/2023)

Trans-Himalayan districts experience no snowfall and rain till January-end (kh 01/02/2023)

Foggy weather to continue for a few more days in Tarai (ht 27/01/2023)

Climate of emergency in South Asia, by Basu Gautam (ae 26/01/2023)

Hazy, smoggy weather: WFD calls to adopt precautions (kh 26/01/2023)

Climate change and loss of culture: Why you should care, by Subash Pandey (rep 24/018/2023)

Climate change turns once snow-capped mountains of Sindhupalchowk into black rocks : In an effort to combat the effects of climate change and revive the tourism industry, Helambu Rural Municipality has set an ambitious goal to produce artificial snow (nlt 23/01/2023)

Mets predict rainfall from today (kh 23/01/2023)

Bajura receives snowfall (kh 20/01/2023)

Snowfall affects life in Humla (rn 20/01/2023)

Weather: Possibility of light snowfall in mountainous areas (kh 12/01/2023)

Weather to remain gloomy with snowfall in some regions (nlt 11/01/2023)

Climate Change and Informal Settlements, by Subash Pandey (rep 06/01/2023)

Cold waves throw life out of gear in several districts across Tarai : Five people died due to severe cold in the past three weeks. People from impoversihed Musahar, Dom and Chamar communities among the most affected, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 04/01/2023)

Living on the margins amidst a harsh winter, by Govinda Mahato (ae 04/01/2023)

Possibility of light snowfall in some places of hilly region (kh 03/01/2023)

Lack of rainfall, strong winds causing haze across country : Valley’s hospitals have reported an uptick in patients suffering from respiratory illnesses in the past one and a half months, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/01/2023)

Severe cold weather likely for next three days (kh 02/01/2023)

Possibility of light rain and snow today (kh 31/12/2022)

Cold cripples life in western Tarai since three days (kh 30/12/2022), Cold and dense fog cripple life in Tarai (kh 31/12/2022)

Weather to remain partly to generally cloudy today (kh 30/12/2022)

Light snowfall likely in hilly areas (kh 29/12/2022)

Kathmandu valley reports coldest day of year so far (kh 27/12/2022)

Kathmandu’s temperature drops to 4.4 degrees Celsius (kh 27/12/2022)

Kathmandu’s temperature drops to 4.5 degrees Celsius (kh 25/12/2022)

Mets forecast snowfall in mountainous region today (kh 24/12/2022)

Cold wave, thick fog affects daily life in Tarai (kh 23/12/2022)

‘The Loss and Damage fund is a remarkable outcome at COP27’ : ‘Climate actions can go hand-in-hand in achieving sustainable development goals, poverty eradication, improved health, resilience building and access to clean energy’, interview with Manjeet Dhakal, Head of LDC Support Team (nlt 22/12/2022)

Kathmanduites wake up to a foggy morning today : Take-offs and landings affected at Tribhuvan International Airport due to poor visibility (kh 22/12/2022)

Water starts to freeze due to sharp decline in temperature (rep 21/12/2022)

Chance of rain and snow with impact of low pressure system (kh 18/12/2022), Cold wave felt in western Tarai  (kh 18/12/2022), Local authorities in Nawalparasi begin preparation to protect people from cold wave (rep 18/12/2022)

Rain coupled with snowfall likely in mountainous region (kh 16/12/2022)

Cold shrinks normal life in Tarai (kh 16/12/2022)

Cold waves start in Nepal’s west Tarai, affecting lives (nlt 14/12/2022)

Maximum temperature during winter to be above average this year (kh 13/12/2022)

Temperature drops throughout the country, Terai experiences foggy weather (rep 11/12/2022)

Met department predicts hot and dry months ahead : Experts say authorities should do more than forecast weather events amid challenges posed by climate crisis, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/12/2022)

How Nepal blew a chance to voice its climate concerns : COP27 was an opportunity to draw the world’s attention to losses wrought by climate change in Nepal. The country’s delegation was unprepared, by Abdullah Miya (kp 10/12/2022)

The climate crisis is a water crisis in the Himalaya : Global heating is disrupting the water cycle of the mountains, affecting rainfall, groundwater, rivers and the ice cap, by Sonia Awale (nt 09/12/2022), Including local knowledge to study climate change : Scientist couple spend six months researching climate impact on glaciers and biodiversity below Kangchenjunga, by Kunda Dixit (kp 09/12/2022)

Nepal’s forests vulnerable to increasingly fierce fires : Scientists say the worse could be yet to come as the winter season in Nepal becomes hotter and drier, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 09/12/2022)

Extreme Natural Events and Climate Change, by Subash Pandey (rep 08//12/20222)

As climate crisis worsens, people in the mountains are opting for concrete structures : The traditional mud-and-stone houses are no longer effective against bouts of rainfall and droughts, forcing locals to look for options, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/12/2022)

As mercury dips, MFD urges people to take necessary precautions to avoid cold (rep 07/12/2022)

Blaming it all on climate change : Nepal should invest in research on extreme event attribution to climate change and keep records of all climate variables, by Subash Pandey (kp 02/12/2022)

Why is Climate Finance a Focus Area for Nepal?, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 27/11/2022)

The other side of climate finance : Climate agreements must require poorer countries to report on the impacts of climate finance, by Bishal Thapa (kp 18/11/2022)

Election climate in Nepal : The time has come for Nepal’s politicians to regard the climate crisis not as a problem, but an opportunity, by Shilshila Acharya (nt 19/11/2022)

Climate justice at home : Dozer owners are altering our landscape in the name of land development for housing or road connectivity, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 17/11/2022)

Temperature gradually falling, people urged to be cautious (rep 16/11/2022)

Meteorologists urge trekkers to take necessary precautions (kh 12/11/2022)

Walking the talk on climate : The rest of Nepal can learn from the Khumbu on ways to cope with climate breakdown, by Sonia Awale (nt 11/11/2022)

Where does climate change figure in manifestos?, by Anushka Nepal (ae 10/11/2022)

Documentary on climate change impact in Nepal screened at COP 27 (kh 10/11/2022)

Light rainfall likely today (kh 07/11/2022)

Where does Nepal stand at COP?, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 03/11/2022)

Expectations From COP 27 Shoot Up, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 01/11/2022)

Adopt mitigation and adaptation strategies to reduce cost of climate change, experts say : Nepal’s GDP is estimated to be reduced by seven percent in 2050 solely due to climate change (kp 01/11/2022)

Weekly weather: Possibility of rain and snowfall in some places (kh 28/10/2022)

Light rainfall likely today and tomorrow in eastern Nepal : Met office says no likelihood of heavy rainfall on the day of Bhaitika (kp 24/10/2022)

Westerlies likely to cause light rainfall today (kh 22/10/2022)

Nepal to talk up climate losses and seek more funding at COP27 : Some 400,000 people were displaced from 2008 to 2014 due to climate change-induced floods, landslides in Nepal, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 21/10/2022)

Three Decades Of Engagement In Climate Negotiations : Nepal is expected to focus on adaptation, mitigation and scaling up mitigation ambition, loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, finance, and mountains during, by Batu Uprety (sp 21/10/2022)

Decoupling disaster and climate change: The two are not always connected, by Sudeep Thakuri (ht 21/10/2022)

A climate reality check : We need to begin addressing disasters by developing small and affordable measures, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 19/10/2022)

Light rainfall likely due to Westerly wind (kh 18/10/2022)

Clear sky with retreat of monsoon, temperature to decline (rep 18/10/2022)

Weather to remain generally fair as influence of monsoon weakens (nlt 15/10/2022), Monsoon exiting Nepal (kh 16/10/2022)

COP27: Nepal sets priority for climate adaptation, financing (rep 14/10/2022)

Weather improves in western Nepal (kh 12/10/2022), Weather likely to improve from Saturday (kh 13/10/2022), Weather to be clear in many parts of the country (rep 14/10/2022)

Climate change impacts at local level, by Laxman Pokharel (ae 13/10/2022)

Contain Climate Change Impacts, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 11/10/2022)

Weather expected to improve gradually from today (kh 11/10/2022)

Action not words : It falls on Nepal to constantly remind the rich world of their climate responsibilities (kp 10/10/2022)

Environmental toxicity and climate crisis threaten Nepal’s medicinal plants : Heavy metal contamination also has implications on human health, while the climate crisis could greatly alter the habitats of plant species, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/10/2022)

Monsoon to exit after one week (rn 08/10/2022)

Rainfall likely to continue for three more days (kh 08/10/2022)

Kathmandu Valley witnessing rainfall since early morning (kh 06/10/2022)

Snowfall takes toll in Gorkha (kh 06/10/2022)

Rain predicted for two or three more days (rn 05/10/2022)

Climate change in Himalayan region worsens existing gender and social inequalities : ICIMOD and UN launch a report analysing gender dimensions of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, by Askriti Ghimire (kp 01/10/2022) [see ICIMOD report]

Dashain likely to be wet as meteorologists forecast rainfall (kh 01/10/2022)

Unthinkable in the current climate : Hotter summers in the Indo Gangetic plains could lead to mass migration of people to cooler Himalayan climes, by Sonia Awale (nt 30/09/2022)

Climate change driving nomadic Rautes out of forests, by Hikmat Bahadur Nepali (ae 29/09/2022)

Climate Finance and Accountability, by Subash Pandey (rep 29/09/2022)

Leadership for climate action: Hinges on quality education, by Simone Galimberti (ht 29/09/2022)

World’s watershed moment and Nepal : The decisions we make today will determine what our future will look like. Our choice to act or not to act will have a huge impact on generations to come, by Bharat Raj Paudyal (nlt 27/09/2022)

Four provinces likely to witness heavy rainfall today (kh 24/09/2022)

Increase Investment In Climate Adoption, by Indira Aryal (rn 24/09/2022)

Nepal’s NDC on climate change : Nepal’s nationally determined contribution focuses more on adaptation than mitigation, by Subash Pandey (kp 23/09/2022)

Axis of Monsoon Trough in usual position, rainfall likely (kh 23/09/2022)

Reflecting on events : Single-use plastic bottles seem to dot climate change and sustainability programmes, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 20/09/2022)

Nepal’s Himalayan district set to organize Mountain Advocacy Summit (nlt 19/09/2022), Mountain Advocacy Summit kicking off in Mustang from Tuesday (kh 19/09/2022)

Rainfall forecast for few more days (kh 19/09/2022)

#COP27: Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment is preparing to declare ‘climate emergency’ : Nepal is in the 10th position among the countries at high risk due to climate change. The government, however, does not have exact data on losses due to the impact of climate change (nlt 18/09/2022)

Weather: Light to moderate rainfall likely (kh 18/09/2022)

More monstrous monsoons : Future flood disasters in Pakistan and Nepal can be prevented if more attention is paid to preparedness and proper planning (nt 16/09/2022)

World Bank Group urges Nepal for comprehensive and scaled-up climate action (kh 16/09/2022) [see World Bank report, 15/09/2022], World Bank launches Country Climate and Development Report : The GDP of Nepal is estimated to reduce by 7 percent in 2050 solely due to climate change (kp 16/09/2022), Climate change expected to further affect Nepal, says World Bank report (ht 16/09/2022)

Heavy downpour affects general life in Kathmandu : Several road sections in the Capital were waterlogged throwing traffic out of gear (kp 09/09/2022)

Kathmandu Valley receives 46 mm rainfall in three hours, Bara 112 mm today (kh 09/09/2022)

Women in climate change policy: Give them their due, by Usha Kiran Subba (ht 08/09/2022)

‘Loss and damage’ crucial to Nepal’s COP27 agenda : As frequent and intense floods, heatwaves and droughts hit South Asia, adapting to these climate extremes is proving tough, by Aakriti Ghimirte (kp 07/09/2022)

Nepal will soon declare a climate emergency: Minister Yadav : "Climate change has had a lot of impact in South Asia" (kh 06/09/2022)

Trekking in Shey Phoksundo to highlight impact of climate change (kh 03/09/2022)

Strengthening position at COP 27 : Western scientific knowledge and technical legal language always dominate the decision-making process, by Subash Pandey (kp 01/09/2022)

Limit Impacts Of Climate Change, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 30/08/2022)

WB providing concessional loan of US $100 million to support Nepal in its green, resilient and inclusive development (rep 29/08/2022), World Bank loan for GRID project against Nepal's interests, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 31/08/2022), Protests against World Bank climate loan in Nepal: What went wrong? People are protesting against the World Bank because financing is occurring in the forms of loans. It could have been avoided if the World Bank had done a much better job at engaging the public, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 02/09/2022), Climate activists decry unwelcome moves in climate finance : There are concerns that the concessional loans could be categorised under climate finance, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 02/09/2022)

Most parts receive below average rains this monsoon: DHM (kh 24/08/2022)

Mustang forced to adapt to climate crisis : Floods threaten not just the livelihoods of the inhabitants of Lubra, but also the village’s unique Bon Po heritage, by Ronan Wallace and Yungdrung Tsewang Gurung (nt 19/08/2022)

Understanding climate change impacts: High altitude research stations hold the key, by Rijan Bhakta Kayastha (ht 19/08/2022)

Nepal and Finland to cooperate to reduce climate-induced natural disasters (nlt 13/08/2022)

Monsoon rain: How much rainfall Nepal received so far? (rep 13/08/2022)

Nepal to witness more than average rainfall this monsoon (kh 13/08/2022)

All eyes on COP27 : The climate change conference must compel large emitters to take radical steps to cut emissions, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 12/08/2022)

When will Nepal’s high-level bodies on climate change work actively?, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 10/08/2022)

Mets predict heavy rains, thundershowers (kh 10/08/2022)

Mets forecast heavy rain in Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim (kh 07/08/2022)

Monsoon rain likely to slow down for two-three days (rep 04/08/2022)

Mets forecast rainfall until Saturday (kh 29/07/2022)

Rising threats of climate change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, by Pratik Bhattarai (kp 28/07/2022)

Monsoon more intense, Kathmandu witnessing rainfall (kh 27/07/2022)

Uncomfortable Truths About Climate Change, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 22/07/2022)

Nepalgunj's hot air being studied (kh 22/07/2022)

Mets forecast chances of heavy rainfall today (kh 20/07/2022)

Monsoon to be active from Tuesday (kh 18/07/2022)

‘In Nepal, climate change effects are stark in all three ecological zones’: Dr Dharam Raj Uprety, thematic lead, Practical Action Nepal (nlt 17/07/2022) (interview)

Scorching heat affects normal life in Mahottari (kh 15/07/2022)

Rain with thunderstorms, lightning forecast today (kh 13/07/2022), Heavy rainfall forecast in four provinces, public urged to remain alert (kh 13/07/2022)

Rain with thunderstorm, lightning forecast today (kh 10/07/2022)

What goes on at Everest doesn’t just stay there anymore : Demystifying Mount Everest with science, by Sanjeev Nepal (kh 09/07/2022)

Mets forecast heavy rainfall in Province 1 (kh 01/07/2022)

How heat waves hit women farmers : Heat waves are concerning from a gender perspective, as research in Nepal, India and Bangladesh shows, by Heather Randell and Emily M L Southard (kp 30/06/2022)

Rainfall forecast throughout the country (kh 29/06/2022)

Heavy rainfall forecast for three days, warning issued for floods and landslides (nlt 28/06/2022), Monsoon to become more active for three days beginning today : Likely to unleash floods and landslides (kh 28/06/2022), Monsoon to be more active, Department requests to adopt preparedness (kh 28/06/2022)

Province 1, Gandaki and Lumbini to receive heavy rainfall  (kh 26/06/2022)

Devastating Effects Of Climate Change, by Bini Dahal (rn 24/06/2022)

Dirty snow defrosts Nepal’s mountains : Dust and soot in the air don’t just kill people, but also cause Himalayan glaciers to melt faster, by Sonia Awale (nt 17/06/2022)

How to create a citizens’ assembly to tackle climate change? Here are some practical steps and suggestions for revitalizing democracy in the country offering citizens the opportunity to express their views and take action against climate change impacts, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 15/06/2022)

Protecting Earth's Atmosphere, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 15/06/2022)

Mets forecast heavy rain in some places (kh 14/06/2022)

‘The world needs to support Nepal in its role as the guardian of the glaciers’, interview with UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Assistant Administrator Kanni Wignaraja (rep 12/06/2022)

Monsoon gradually spreading across country (kh 11/06/2022), Monsoon active in four provinces (rep 11/06/2022)

Rainfall forecast in many places; floods in eastern region (kh 09/06/2022), Floods damage temporary bridges in Melamchi (kh 09/06/2022)

Monsoon wind making general impact in Nepal (kh 07/06/2022)

Monsoon enters Nepal from eastern region : The monsoon season, which delivers around 80 percent of the country’s total annual rainfall, generally lasts for 105 days (kp 05/06/2022), Meteorological Division confirms early onset of monsoon (kh 05/06/2022), Monsoon arrives a week ahead of normal onset in Nepal (rn 05/06/2022), Today's monsoon updates (rn 06/06/2022)

Empowering citizens to fight climate crisis : Climate change and biodiversity loss are two of the most consequential issues Nepal is facing. Why not start working on a first batch of localized climate assemblies?, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 05/06/2022)

Snowfall affects collection of yarsagumba in Manang (kh 27/05/2022)

Do we know enough about glaciers? We are beginning to understand that high-elevation glaciers are even more sensitive to warming, by Tenzing Chogyal Sherpa and Miriam Jackson (kp 20/05/2022)

Unusual rains expected this year, authorities stress preparedness : Department of Hydrology and Meteorology says 55 to 60 percent more rainfall likely in some places of the country, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/05/2022)

Climate action governance: How Nepal can make it possible : Nepal needs to design a new body entirely focused on climate action, which carries out a range of functions from advising the governments at all levels with effective policies to monitoring and evaluating them, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 11/05/2022)

Above-normal rainfall predicted this monsoon : Minimum temperature in northern parts is likely to be lower than normal (ht 08/05/2022)

Light rain amidst thunderstorm forecast today (kh 06/05/2022)

Rain with thunder and lightning likely in the evening (kh 05/05/2022)

How hot is too hot? : It may look like we have reached the climate tipping point. But there is more to come (kp 04/05/2022)

Light to moderate rain with thunderstorms forecast (kh 03/05/2022)

Rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning forecast (rep 02/05/2022)

Valley witnessing rain since early morning today (kh 30/04/2022), Rainfall to continue for few more days (rep 30/04/2022)

YIL opens climate fellowship grant for nine municipalities of Madhesh Province (kh 24/04/2022)

NatGeo expedition returns to Everest for weather station maintenance (ht 19/04/2022)

Extreme heat affects daily life in Terai (rn 17/04/2022)

The humanity of climate change in ‘The weight of water’, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 14/04/2022)

TU conducting research on households’ adaptive capacity to climate change (kh 07/04/2022)

Lack of climate technology hinders critical climate action : Scientists stress investment in weather forecasting technology and frequent impact-based weather forecasting, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 07/04/2022)

Ways to ease climate crisis . Restoring abandoned local ponds can replenish rainwater and recharge local springs, by Santosh Nepal (kp 06/04/2022)

Chure foothills in Sudurpaschim are parched as natural water sources dry up : Deforestation, haphazard construction activities and undue extraction of riverbed materials are responsible, say experts, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 05/04/2022)

Weather to remain cloudy for 3 more days (rep 01/04/2022)

Holding up 1/2 the sky on climate action : The involvement of Nepal’s women is imperative in adapting to the impacts of climate breakdown, by Navanita Sinha and Pertti Anttinen (nt 25/03/2022)

Nepal’s roadmap to net-zero : In order to achieve our mitigation goals, there needs to be a balance between agriculture and natural resources management and climate adaptation, by Madhav Karki (ae 29/03/2022)

Mercury goes up across country; Valley records 31.3 degree (kh 19/03/2022)

IPCC report paints bleak picture of the Himalayas, by Nihar R. Nayak (17/03/2022)

Do young climate activists have roles in local elections?, by Sonam Lama (ae 23/03/2022)

Mets ask people to take precaution to avoid possible effects of heat (kh 17/03/2022)

Women, children more affected from climate change impacts: Minister Regmi (kh 17/03/2022)

Four takeaways from the latest UN Climate Report for Nepal, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 15/03/2022) [see IPCC report]

Climate change impacts : Adaptation can reduce many of the impacts of climate change, but it comes at a cost (ht 14/03/2022)

Climate change: A matter of political will : Despite alarming reports on Nepal’s vulnerability to the climate crisis, the lack of political commitment is deeply concerning, according to experts, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 14/03/2022)

‘Climate change can push nat’l economy to a difficult situation’ (kh 12/03/2022)

Ukraine, Climate, and Nepal : War in Europe overshadows the climate crisis, but underlines urgency of phasing out fossil fuels, by Sonia Awale (nt 11/03/2022)

Climate change displacing the most vulnerable : Swift changes driven by a changing climate bring a new set of problems directly affecting lives and livelihoods, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/03/2022)

Climate change and disease : It is of utmost importance for the authorities to tackle the problem of civic unawareness head-on (kp 07/03/2022)

Agriculture census to record impact of climate change : Experts say warming temperatures are cause for concern for Nepal’s food security, as droughts, flooding and erratic rainfall, among others, are causing damage to produce, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/03/2022)

Heed Alarm Bell Of Science On Climate Urgency, Say Experts (rn 05/03/2022), Impacts of climate change discussed (ht 05/03/2022)

Climate change and migration : Global warming exacerbates Nepal’s old problems of poverty, marginalization, state neglect, inequality, discrimination, and out-migration, by Minani Gurung (ae 03/03/2022)

What’s wrong with us? Our opportunities to undo the harm we have done to the planet are fast slipping away (kp 02/03/2022)

Women trek to draw attention towards the impact of climate change (kh 27/02/2022)

Light rain forecast as westerly low-pressure system enters Nepal (kh 23/02/2022)

Westerly low-pressure system brings rainfall (kh 20/02/2022)

Nepal as a green society : While scientists have been warning about the severity of climate change for long, not until recently has it caught the attention of the public and politicians, by Biraj Singh Thapa (ae 17/02/2022)

Influence of westerly wind: light rainfall and snowfall forecast (kh 15/02/2022)

Saving Himalayas From Global Warming, by Shrawan Sharma (rn 14/02/2022)

Weather: Cloudy in hilly region and foggy in Tarai (kh 08/02/2022)

wfall in Solu: Siddhicharan Highway obstructed (kh 06/02/2022), 55 people who had gone to collect herbs missing due to heavy snowfall (rep 06/02/2022), Karnali govt sending helicopter to Gagra for rescue of 55 snow-trapped people (kh 06/02/2022)

Mount Everest glacier took 2,000 years to form, 25 years to melt: Study, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 05/02/2022), Highest glacier on Mt Everest is melting at a rapid pace, a new study shows : The rate at which the glacier is thinning is blamed on climate change and it’s a cause for concern for countries relying on Himalayas for water, irrigation and hydropower, by Prithv i Man Shrestha (kp 06/02/2022)

Impact of Westerly low-pressure system; cold likely to increase (kh 05/02/2022), Understanding Westerly Winds (kh 05/02/2022), Weather to improve from Sunday (kh 05/02/2022), Extreme weather caused by westerly disturbance grips nation : Mountain districts see moderate to heavy snowfall and lower regions experience rainfall while the Tarai belt witnesses windstorms, by Anup Ojha and Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 05/02/2022)

Hills around Kathmandu Valley witness snowfall (in pics) (nlt 04/02/2022), Westerly wind likely to trigger weather changes until Saturday : Places around Kathmandu Valley -- Chandragiri, Phulchoki, and Shivapuri -- witness snowfall (kh 04/02/2022), Heavy snowfall disrupts two highways in Sudurpaschim (nlt 04/02/2022), Snowfall impacts life in Humla (kh 04/02/2022), Snowfall disrupts vehicular movement in Tribhuvan Highway (kh 04/02/2022), Mountain districts throughout the country experiencing heavy snowfall : Dip in temperature has resulted in extremely cold conditions in most areas since Thursday. Vehicular movement in several districts disrupted as road sections are covered in a thick blanket of snow (kp 04/02/2022)

Mets urge to adopt safety measures as Westerly wind likely to trigger weather changes : Weather likely to improve from Sunday (kh 03/02/2022)

Aviation sector, mountaineering likely to see impact of Westerly wind (rep 02/02/2022)

Nepal’s climate change migrants : More and more Nepalis are being pushed out of their homes by extreme weather events, agricultural difficulties, and the pursuit of economic freedom from the elements, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 01/02/2022)

Weather: Light snowfall likely in high hilly and mountainous region (kh 31/01/2022)

Weather expected to improve gradually from Friday (kh 27/01/2022)

Snowfall in Humla brings life to a standstill : Simkot, the district headquarters, is covered in one foot of snow while the northern region of the district is blanketed in at least 4 feet of snow, by Janak Bahadur Shahi (kp 24/01/2022)

Moderate snowfall, rain predicted in most parts of Nepal till Monday (rep 23/01/2022)

Westerly wind likely to cause rain, snowfall (kh 20/01/2022)

Battling climate change: Soil protection is the key, by Ritu Joshi (ht 19/01/2022)

Trek to Kalapathar to advocate for climate justice : The event aims to highlight the effects of climate change, especially in the Himalayan region, and advocate for climate justice (nlt 18/01/2022)

Westerly low pressure system likely to cause rain, snowfall (kh 09/01/2022), Humla witnesses heavy snowfall (kh 09/01/2022)

Light rain likely in all seven provinces, snowfall in highlands (kh 07/01/2022)

Meteorologists say westerly wind to affect weather for a few days (kh 06/01/2022)

Cold wave claims two in Dhanusha and Saptari (kh 05/01/2022), Cold wave affects normal life in Terai (kh 06/01/2022)

Winter Woes, by Dixya Poudel (rn 05/01/2022)

Westerly low-pressure system to cause cloudy weather and snowfall until Saturday (kh 05/01/2022)

Experts stress on emphasizing climate diplomacy (kh 04/01/2022)

Nepal : Strategic Perspective on Climate Change, by Upendra Gautam (tn 04/01/2022)

Fogs in Terai, snowfall in highlands (kh 04/01/2022)

2021: The year in climate review, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 03/01/2022)

‘Glacier Area And Volume Decreasing’ (rn 01/01/2022)

Weather to improve from today as westerly low-pressure system subsides (kh 30/12/2021)

Extreme cold affects normal life in Jajarkot (kh 29/12/2021), Snowfall in mountainous region affects normal life (in pics) (kh 29/12/2021), Snowfall disrupts life across country, bad weather causes flight cancellations
Farmers in mountain districts, however, are happy as snowfall will give a boost to apple, barley and wheat production—the key winter crops in the region
(kp 30/12/2021)

Rain and snowfall forecast until next three days (kh 27/12/2021)

Paanchthar witnesses snowfall (kh 26/12/2021), Rain And Snow Forecast Until Wednesday (rn 26/12/2021), Snow affects normal life in Taplejung (kh 26/12/2021)

Normal life affected as Humla witnesses three-feet snow (kh 25/12/2021)

Light snowfall predicted in various provinces (rep 23/12/2021)

Life Affected By Chilling Cold In Mahottari (rn 21/12/2021)

Making a Constitutional Case for Climate Action, by Apurva Singh (rep 21/12/2021)

Valley experiences this year's coldest day so far, mercury dips to 2.6 degree Celsius (rep 18/12/2021)

Cold grips Valley as mercury dips to 3.4 degree Celsius (kh 18/12/2021)

Climate crisis  : Mountain agenda connects, disconnects, by Geeta Pandey (ht 17/12/2021)

How does Nepal get help in tackling climate change?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 16/12/2021)

Dismay and discrepancy at COP26, by Shreya KC (rec 16/12/2021)

Cold grips Valley as mercury dips to 4.2 degree Celsius (kh 15/12/2021)

Climate change : How it impacts women more, by Jocelyn Timperley (ht 13/12/2021)

Mercury dips further, Valley records year’s lowest temperature (nlt 13/12/2021)

A planetary distress call : Human actions have altered the atmospheric balance, changing global weather patterns, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp12/12/2021)

Mercury plummets; weather to remain generally cloudy today (kh 12/12/2021), Kathmandu Valley reports year’s lowest temperature (rep 12/12/2021)

Valley records minimum temperature at 5.6 degree Celsius (kh 11/12/2021)

Cold grips valley as mercury dips to 6.2 degree Celsius (kh 10/12/2021)

A Plea from the Himalayas : Act now on climate change before it is too late, by Pragyan Basnet (rep 08/12/2021)

Limi Of Humla Sealed Off For Winter (rn 08/12/2021)

What does the drying up of Manang’s Gangapurna Lake mean for climate change : Glaciers are retreating across the Himalaya and this is bound to have significant consequences for the ecology of the region and the livelihoods of its people, by Marissa Taylor (rec 07/12/2021)

“Progress made in Glasgow far from enough to match scale of climate crisis”: Manjeet Dhakal, climate change expert : Glasgow missed the opportunity to address the real need to establish dedicated finance and support for those places already suffering from the impacts of climate change (interview) (nlt 07/12/2021)

“Jawad Cyclone” surging from Bay of Bengal; another weather system in Nepal from Sunday (kh 04/12/2021)

Nepal in the middle of a climate crisis, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/12/2021)

Snowfall Forecast Due To Influence Of Westerly Trough (rn 01/12/2021)

COP26: Where We Stand?, by Anusuya Aryal (rn 30/11/2021), COP26 in review: The good and the bad, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 02/12/2021)

Financing climate adaptation : It is necessary to educate the public that clean energy usage is economically viable, by Siddhant Raj Pandey (kp 28/11/2021)

Mercury starts dipping as winter closes in (ht 28/11/2021)

“Studies of financial burdens imposed on communities by climate-induced disasters are scant and inadequate”: Rajan Thapa. Rajan Thapa, a climate change expert whose team’s research paper was presented as evidence of climate change’s impact in Nepal at COP26, on misconceptions regarding the crisis, and the necessity of more research and media coverage (interview), nlt 27/11/2021)

Weather expected to improve only after a few days (rep 26/11/2021)

Nepal’s COP26 commitments, by Bishal Thapa (ae 25/11/2021)

Met office predicts partly cloudy weather, snowfall in highlands (kh 24/11/2021)

Temperature plummeting across country; weather to improve from Sunday (kh 20/11/2021)

Public transport, aviation sectors asked to apply precautions after poor visibility (kh 19/11/2021)

Met office predicts generally cloudy weather, snowfall in highlands (kh 19/11/2021), Weather expected to gradually improve from Sunday (kh 19/11/2021)

Kathmandu Valley experiences increase in cold today (rep 18/11/2021), Weather: Low Pressure System Brings Cloudy Condition With Snowfall (rn 18/11/2021)

World Vlog Challenge highlights the despoliation of Khumbu region by climate change : Ten vloggers/creators from around the world trekked to the Khumbu Glacier to tell stories about the rapidly melting Himalayan glaciers and its repercussions on people in the region, by Rishav Sapkota (nlt 17/11/2021)

Kathmandu Valley experiences coldest day of the year today (rep 17/11/2021)

Mercury dips to 4-degree Celsius in Jumla kh 16/11/2021)

How climate change is affecting Solukhumbu’s potatoes : Changing weather patterns, a possible consequence of climate change, have already stopped apple farming in the region and are now threatening potato production, by Marissa Taylor (rec 15/11/2021)

Snowfall expected in hilly, mountainous areas (kh 15/11/2021)

Nepal At High Risk Of Climate-Related Disasters: Report (rn 13/11/2021)

Creating a new narrative to tackle climate change, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 12/11/2021), COP26 and Nepal’s climate commitments : The pledges are ambitious yet achievable but implementation will be key, experts say, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 12/11/2021)

COPOUT at COP26 : Vague and over-ambitious targets is not climate action, it is an excuse to get away with inaction, by Sonia Awale (nt 12/11/2021)

Planting indigenous crops to build climate resilience : In Kaski, agriculturalist Kushal Poudel is planting indigenous crops to keep age-old farming techniques alive while also adapting to the changing climate, by Nisha Rai (rec (12/11/2021)

How the climate crisis adds to child marriage in Nepal : As harvests fail due to drought and floods, girls from marginalised families are forced to marry earlier to escape poverty, by Sonam Lama (nt 12/11/2021)

Need For Effective Climate Reporting, by Kundan Aryal (rn 12/11/2021)

Temperatures drop across the country, including Kathmandu (rep 10/11/2021)

Clean Energy and the Ambiguity in National Documents, by Mamata Aryal and Anurag Pokharel (kh 08/11/2021)

People gathering to demand climate justice in Nepal (The Margin 08/11/2021)

Ecological drama : The only option left is to make the ‘terrifying stories’ comprehensible to check the increase in temperature, by Abhi Subedi (kp 08/11/2021)

Light Snowfall Forecast At Some Parts Of Mountainous Region (rn 08/11/2021)

Cold grips Valley as mercury dips to 10 degree Celsius ( kh 07/11/2021)

Light snowfall forecast in highlands today (kh 05/11/2021), Light rain forecast in Pradesh 1, snowfall in highlands (kh 06/11/2021)

On the edge : Nepal must stand firm in its commitment and act responsibly when it comes to saving the planet (kp 04/11/2021)

COP26: Is 2045 Net-Zero Target for Nepal Pragmatic?, by Nitish Lal Shrestha (kh 03/11/2021)

Climate change and religion : We need religious leaders also to push the climate change agenda, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 02/11/2021)

Nepal Attending COP 26 With Ambitious Goals In Related Field (rn 01/11/2021)

Lessons from the October rain : It’s frightening to even imagine how we’ll cope with the problem 10 years from now, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 31/10/2021)

Climate change is a disaster in the Nepal Himalaya : Floods, a declining yarsagumba crop and collapse of trekking combine to impoverish farmers in Nepal’s remotest district, by Sonam Choekyi Lama (nt 29/10/2021), Himalayan floods a sign of worse to come : Usually an arid region, Nepal’s Manang district was hit this year by never-seen wildfires and floods, by Mukesh Pokhrel (nt 29/10/2021)

Light rain forecast in hilly region, snowfall in highlands (kh 29/10/2021)

COP26: Climate finance top concern for LDCs, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (kh 28/10/2021), Climate Change Scenario of Nepal, by Roshan Kumar Chhetri (rep 28/10/2021), Climate consequences and COP26, by Prasansha Rimal (rec 28/10/2021), COP26: Why the climate change conference in the UK is important for Nepal, by Masun Sangroula (nlt 29/10/2021), Think globally in Glasgow, and act locally : Climate activist, whose home in Nepal was destroyed by floods, makes an urgent plea to COP26 delegates, by Raju Pandit Chhetri (nt 29/10/2021), All eyes on COP26 : The most significant international climate event since the Paris Accord is two days away. For Nepal, its citizens’ lives and its long-term development trajectory are at stake, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 29/10/2021), ‘COP26 negotiations and outcomes matter a lot for Nepal’, interview with Poshendra Satyal (nlt 30/10/2021)

Climate action and youth leadership: Enable them to take charge, by Simone Galimberti (ht 28/10/2021)

Met office forecasts light rain in some provinces, snowfall in highlands (kh 25/10/2021)

COP26: Nepal To Have High-Level And Effective Participation, by Bhishma Raj Ojha (rn 25/10/2021)

Post-Monsoon Havoc Wake-Up Call For Climate Action, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 24/10/2021)

Rain Forecast Again (rn 22/10/2021)

Nepal and COP26 : We should strike a deal with the developed countries to help us adapt to climate change, by Aadesh Subedi (kp 21/10/2021)

Weather to gradually improve from today; no heavy rain immediately (kh 21/10/2021)

World’s highest lake witnesses season’s first snowfall : ‘Active development of low pressure systems in Bay of Bengal at first and now in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar has resulted in heavy snowfall comparatively earlier this year’, by Praveen Dhakal (nlt 20/102021)

Rain forecast in Pradesh 1, 2, Bagmati and Gandaki, snowfall in highlands (kh 20/10/2021)

Rainy weather forecast until Wednesday with chances of snowfall in highlands : Clear weather from Thursday (kh 19/10/2021)

Heavy rain forecast in Sudurpashchim, light rain across country (kh 18/10/2021)

PM Deuba-led delegation to attend ‘world leaders’ summit’ in UK (kh 18/10/2021)

Monsoon Activities Heading To Stop (rn 11/10/2021), Monsoon subsides for this year; 15% more rainfall than average (kh 12/10/2021)

Climate diplomacy: An impelling challenge to meet, by Madhav Shrestha (ht 08/10/2021)

We need to talk about climate change trauma : In addition to building resilience against climate change, we must also come to terms with the trauma it leaves us with, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 01/10/2021)

PM Deuba seeks international commitments to climate change (kh 25/09/2021)

Protecting Health from Climate Change, by Pallavi Koirala (rep 25/09/2021)

Monsoon unlikely to end immediately (rep 25/09/2021)

Nepal needs to get its climate act together : The government needs to stop saying one thing and doing the opposite in reducing emissions (nt 24/09/2021)

Heavy rain forecast in Gandaki and Sudurpashchim (kh 20/09/2021)

Weather: Rain forecast until Saturday (kh 16/09/2021), Heavy rain forecast in Lumbini and Sudurpashchim, cloudy weather in Valley (kh 16/09/2021)

Rain with thunder, lightning forecast (kh 15/09/2021)

Weather to improve from Sunday (rep 11/09/2021)

Heavy rain forecast in Bagmati including Valley tonight (kh 08/09/2021)

Rain forecast in most places today; to subside from Sunday (kh 07/09/2021), Monsoon activities to intensify (kh 07/09/2021)

Met predicts rains amid thunderstorms until next 3 days (kh 06/09/2021), Influence Of Monsoon Wind: Precipitation In Most Places (rn 06/09/2021)

Tackling impact of climate change has been hard: Energy Minister Bhusal rep 06/09/2021)

Rain forecast throughout country due to monsoon wind : Weather pattern to continue until Tuesday (kh 05/09/2021)

Young Nepalis are waking up to the climate crisis, but officials aren’t listening, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 01/09/2021)

Weather improves, heavy rain unlikely ahead (kh 01/09/2021)

Nepal Sets Priority For Impact Of Climate Change On Mountainous Region, by Bhishma Raj Ojha (rn 31/08/2021), Nepal sets priority for impact of climate change on mountainous region during COP26 (kh 31/08/2021)

Heavy rain forecast in Lumbini, Gandaki, Karnali and Sudurpashchim : 'Bhadaure Jhari' to gradually subside from Tuesday (kh 30/08/2021)

Heavy rains predicted for two more days : Meteorologists warn floods and landslides (kh 29/08/2021)

Nepal needs weather stations in the Himalaya : This year’s monsoon floods highlighted the urgent need for more high-altitude weather monitoring stations, by Rijan Bhakta Kayastha (nt 27/08/2021)

Late monsoon gets active again; heavy rain forecast in most parts of Nepal (kh 27/08/2021)

Climate code red: Nepal at the frontline : High growth in Nepal can be green, resilient and inclusive if the right investments and policies are put in place, by Nicola Pollitt (kp 25/08/2021)

Monsoon To Become More Active From Tonight (rn 25/08/2021)

Monsoon to remain active for a week, rain likely until Friday (kh 23/08/2021), Still some more days for weather to improve (kh 24/08/2021)

Heavy rain predicted in Bagmati, Gandaki & Lumbini Provinces : Mets call for taking necessary precautions (kh 23/08/2021)

Advancing Eba Options In Nepal, by Batu Uprety (sp 20/08/2021)

Monsoon to remain active for one more week : Mets urge people to adopt necessary precautionary measures (kh 15/08/2021)

What the UN’s ‘Code Red’ climate report means for Nepal : With rising temperatures all but certain, Nepal must focus on a more realistic and comprehensive emissions reduction strategy, strong regional cooperation, and effective global diplomacy, by Shuvam Rizal (rec 15/08/2021)

What new global climate report that paints a bleak picture means for Nepal : While poor nations should press rich countries to scale up aid, they should also try to be part of solution, experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 12/08/2021)

Monsoon to remain active for two-three days (kh 11/08/2021)

Climate change in Nepal Policies on impact adaptation needed, by Meen B Poudyal Chhetri (ht 10/08/2021)

Country continues to receive above-normal rain three months into monsoon : The amount of rain received between June 1 and August 6 is 69.9 percent of the rainfall the country gets in the whole monsoon season, meteorologists say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/08/2021)

Cold spell to continue for two more days (kp 02/01/2015), New Year begins on chilly note (ht 02/01/2015), Sudden drop in temperature hits lives across country, by Riwaj Rai (rep 02/01/2015), Rain in plains, snow in highlands; life freezes; Bad weather to continue until Sunday: Weatherman (kp 03/01/2015), Mid-, far-west shiver after snowfall (ht 03/01/2015), Rain, snow throw daily life out of gear, by Santosh Pokharel and D.B. Buda (rep 03/01/2015), Snowfall hits life in mid-, far-west regions; Transportation obstructed: Schools closed; People’s movement significantly decreased (ht 04/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya, by ICIMOD et al., 29 September 2022

World Bank Group. Nepal Country Climate and Development Report. 15 September 2022

Weather conditions on Mount Everest (National Geographic)

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, by IPCC

Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People, ed. by Philippus Wester, Arabinda Mishra, Aditi Mukherji and Arun Bhakta Shrestha. Kathmandu: ICIMOD 2019

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