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Rain brings relief from sweltering heat in Dhaka

More rain likely across Bangladesh
TBP Online
09 Jun 2023 13:09:20 | Update: 09 Jun 2023 13:18:21
Rain brings relief from sweltering heat in Dhaka
A man rides a motorcycle through the rain in Dhaka — UNB Photo

Light rainfall on Friday brought some relief to the Dhaka dwellers suffering from persistent heatwave.

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted more rains or thundershowers in different parts of the country, including Dhaka, for the next 24 hours -- starting from 9am Friday.

“Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at many places over Chattogram and Barishal divisions; at a few places over Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; and at one or two places over Rajshahi and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Barishal and Chattogram divisions,” the Met Office said in its weather bulletin.

“South-west monsoon has advanced up to Chattogram coast. Trough of low lies over India’s West Bengal and adjoining area,” it said.  

A mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping over Rangpur division and the districts of Rajshahi, Naogaon, Sirajganj, Netrokona and Sylhet and it may continue over the north-western part of the country.

Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

The highest temperature was recorded at 38.6 degrees Celsius in Saidpur on Thursday, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.2 degrees in Kishoreganj’s Nikli on Friday.

The highest 100mm rainfall was recorded in Hatiya in the last 24 hours till 6am Friday.