Air pollution has decreased in Kathmandu, risk remains in Janakpur, Biratnagar and Hetauda

Kathmandu: The level of air pollution in Kathmandu has come down on Wednesday. With the change in the weather, the level of air pollution in cities including Kathmandu had risen to deadly level on Monday and Tuesday.

With the improvement in the weather, the amount of air pollution has also decreased, according to the Department of Environment. Pollution measuring centers in the Kathmandu Valley have indicated that the air level is yellow, that is, in good condition for human health.

However, air quality in Janakpur, Biratnagar and Hetauda is still at risk. Following the high level of air pollution, the government made the information public and urged children, senior citizens, respiratory and heart patients to be careful and not to go out of the house as much as possible.

The weather has been improving since Wednesday and there is only a slight cloud cover in some places, according to the Meteorological Department. The weather is getting clearer all over the country including Kathmandu. The western low pressure system that entered Nepal from the west had caused snowfall in the Himalayas for a few days and even light rain in some places including Kathmandu.