Rains bring much-sought relief from heat


5th June, 2021 08:16:25 PM printer

Rains bring much-sought relief from heat

Different parts of the country, including Dhaka, experienced light to moderate showers on Saturday, bringing relief from heat and pains for pedestrians in the capital.

Officials at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) 56 millimeters of rain were recorded in the capital from 12pm to 3 pm, sending many city roads under water.

As monsoon approaches fast, Bangladesh might witness incessant rains from June 10, the BMD officials said.

“Moderate rains are likely to continue for a day or two, while incessant rains may start from June 10,” meteorologist Md Omar Faruque told UNB.    

Light to moderate rains or thunder showers, accompanied by temporary gusty or squally winds, may occur at many places in Dhaka, Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions, the BMD said in its regular bulletin.

A few places in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions and one or two places in Khulna and Barishal divisions may also witness moderately heavy to heavy showers in the next 24 hours, the met office said.

The rains are expected to give people in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions further relief from the scorching heat.

Besides, a trough of low lies over West Bengal and the adjoining areas of Bangladesh, extending up to North Bay, the bulletin said.

It said the southwest monsoon has advanced up to Myanmar coast while conditions have been favourable for further advancement of the southwest monsoon.

The day temperature may fall slightly but the night temperature is likely to remain unchanged in the country.