The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said nationwide rainfall is expected to continue through Monday, and has urged people, especially those living in high-risk areas such as settlements along river banks and landslide prone areas to practice caution.

“On Sunday, 13th August, 2023, nationwide rainfall is expected to continue with different intensities across the nation”, the report reads.

Similarly, of the 132 natural disaster incidents recorded in Nepal in the past week (6th – 12th August, 2023), more than 75% were attributed to monsoon-related natural disasters. Data shows in the same period, eleven lives were lost due to monsoon related disasters.

On Sunday, 6th September, 2023, two lives were lost due to a landslide in Baitadi District.  Similarly, on 10th August, three members of a house passed away, three were reported missing, and one was injured after a landslide swept away a home in Makwanpur District. A man who had been swept away by a river in Mahottari District on 8th August, was found dead on 11th August.

In June, 2023, a study by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority had predicted over a million people would be affected by monsoon-related disasters in 2023.