Utah is definitely going through its awkward phase in the change from winter to spring. The metaphor for the development phases in a person’s life is pretty obvious since the teenage years act out a brief tantrum of horrifying thunder and rebellious destruction. Once it passes the weather is sunny and mild, just like how a lot of us in America soon start wearing Dockers and we get a mortgage. The transition from fall into winter, and correspondingly our personal transition into old age, is usually very mellow. Shovan, or own Subject Matter Expert on Nepal, is excited to see the raging wind gusts, and I’m pacing around reminding everyone to save their work on their computers in case the power goes out. Shovan describes the weather patterns as being much, much different from this.
Nepal is situated at a latitude similar to the very warm Gulf of Mexico, but other factors make the weather patterns entirely different from the likes of Florida. Nepal is deeply land-locked between China and the sub-continent of India, and the crumpled terrain of the colliding tectonic plates vaults Kathmandu and the Himalayas thousand of feet higher in elevation. Nepal does not have a blustery and rainy transition into spring, rather a gradual warming with clear skies.
Ironically, the turbulent weather picks up later, as the monsoon season builds to a fury in July and continues through the whole summer. Maybe that like me since I turned rebellious and destructive later in life. It’s common sense to not set out into the wilderness during the torrential monsoon storms, just as it could be a catastrophic round of golf today on the golf course near our offices, like the unfortunate fellow we saw dashing for cover, if only he could figure out which way was up.clouds Kathmandu monsoon mountains Trekking in Nepal weather