Expect some respite from the scorching heat and frustrating humidity, as the weather department has predicted monsoon showers at many places across the country in 24 hours.
“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty winds is likely to occur at a few places over Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy rainfalls at places over the country,” the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said in its forecast.
Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it added. The Met office recorded the highest 35mm rainfall in Sylhet district in 24 hours till 6am on Thursday.
The mercury reached 36 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Rajshahi, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 25 degrees in Sylhet.
Meanwhile, the monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, and Gangetic West Bengal to Assam across the southern part of Bangladesh.
Monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and moderate over the North Bay, as per the bulletin.