June 20, Kathmandu: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has officially declared the onset of monsoon in Nepal from today.
This marks the arrival of the rainy season in the country. The monsoon usually enters Nepal on June 10 and withdraws on September 23 every year.
Nepal receives an average of 80 percent annual rainfall during the monsoons which originate in the Bay of Bengal and moves along the Southern flans of the Himalayas.
According to the division, Provinces 1, 2, 3 and 5 are likely to receive less rainfall this year.