Tuesday, May 21, 2024

There may be more rain today

News Desk : dhakamirror.com

Light to heavy rain brought temperatures down across most of the country yesterday, giving people relief from the searing heat that has swept across the country in recent weeks.

According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), further rain or thunderstorms are threatening various parts of the country, including Dhaka, will occur in the 24 hours from 9:00 am yesterday.

“The country experienced light to heavy rain yesterday and Dhaka will get more rainfall in the next one or two days,” said Tariful Newaz Kabir, meteorologist of BMD.

The country’s highest rainfall was recorded in Tangail, 84 millimetres, within 12 hours from 6:00am yesterday while 47 millimetre rainfall was recorded in Dhaka during this time, according to the Met office.

“This rain brought relief to all who had been suffering in the scorching heat since the last week of May,” said Noorjahan Begum, a resident of Gandaria.

She said it was difficult for her to live in their rented house, which is the top floor of the building, during the hot weather.

“I even fell sick due to the excessive heat and was forced to go to the house of my daughter whose house is a little cool,” said Noorjahan.

Mohammad Salehin, a resident of the city’s Kolabagan said he could not sleep for the last few days due to unbearable heat and load shedding but he could sleep peacefully for a long yesterday morning due to the rain.

Many residents of Dhaka were seen getting wet in the rain on purpose while many children played football in the open or on the street under the rain.

“The rain was badly needed as we were exhausted due to the scorching heat as well as load-shedding,” Mohammad Shamim, a resident of Mirpur-12.

According to the forecast of Met Office, 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.

The rain moderately heavy to heavy may occur at places over Barishal and Chattogram divisions, it added.

“South-west monsoon has advanced up to Chattogram coast. Trough of low lies over India’s West Bengal and adjoining area,” the BMD weather bulletin reads.

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

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

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