The Department of Water and Meteorology has advised that mountaineering expeditions be halted for a week, citing the possibility that the strong cyclone ‘Tauktae,’ which originated in the Indian Ocean, could affect Nepal as well.
Mountaineering should be put on hold for a week, according to the Department, because the weather in the mountains would be bad due to the cyclone’s effects.
Because of the potential change in weather and snowfall due to the cyclone, senior meteorologist Barun Poudel advised the Ministry of Tourism to halt the ascent for at least a week.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Tourism has stated that it will make a decision based on the situation.
While the ministry is opposed to the climb being halted, the department’s information indicates that the decision will be made with the climbers’ safety in mind.
The cyclone’s effects will be felt in Nepal starting on Wednesday. According to Poudel, there will be no sunshine this week, and light to moderate rain is possible in Nepal.
He also advised taking extra precautions since strong winds and lightning are expected in the far west.
While heavy rains are expected in the far west and west, Kathmandu is expected to receive only light rains.
Despite the fact that the cyclone will have no direct effect on Nepal, the weather will begin to improve on Sunday, according to the department.
The cyclone, which originated in the Indian Ocean, is now moving through India at a pace of up to 185 kilometers per hour.
The cyclone is on its way towards Gujarat, wreaking havoc on Kerala’s and Mumbai’s coastlines.
It has so far claimed the lives of six people in India and wreaked havoc on the country’s infrastructure.