Kathmandu: Cyclonic storm Fani is expected to affect the regular pattern of weather conditions in some parts of Nepal, stated weather officials on Friday. The extremely severe storm which made landfall in the Indian state of Odisha on Friday will move towards West Bengal before tapering off.

The cyclone is not likely to make its way to Nepal. However, light to moderate rain coupled with lightning and strong winds are likely to occur in some parts of the Himalayan nation’s eastern and central regions on Friday and Saturday, stated the Nepal Weather Forecast. Meanwhile, the high Himalayas, including the Khumbu region of Nepal, may receive moderate to heavy rainfall.

The country’s Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) said due to the cyclone, some moisture will be released towards eastern Nepal as well, more significantly over bordering areas during its weakening process, reports The Himalayan Times. “The weather is expected to return to its normal cycle from Sunday onwards,” the MFD informed.

Besides, the cyclone is likely to impact parts of the northeastern coast and Tamil Nadu. Besides, the cyclone had moved close to north coastal Andhra before making landfall in neighbouring Odisha. About a million people were evacuated to safer places in Odisha due to the cyclonic storm which has already caused extensive damage in the state, bringing with it strong winds and heavy to very heavy rainfall.

(With agency inputs)