City residents got a respite from scorching summer heat as people in the capital and elsewhere in the country experienced monsoon rains on Saturday bringing down temperature after a prolonged heat wave.
The sky remained cloudy across the country since morning on Saturday, the first day of Bengali month Ashar.Meteorologist Arif Hossain of Bangladesh Meteorological Department told daily sun that heavy rainfall may start from June 18.
Usually, monsoon prevails in the months of July and August in our country. So people may experience continuous heavy rainfall during this time.
Moderate rain may continue at most places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at few places over Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Barishal divisions.
People at one or two places over Khulna and Rajshahi divisions may experience rainfall.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, the Ganges-Padma, the Surma-Kushiyara, the Manu and Khowai rivers are in rising trend, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) on Saturday.
The water level in Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Padma, Surma, Kushiyara and other rivers in south-eastern hilly region may rise, BMD forecasted on Saturday.There is possibility of heavy rainfall in the North, North-Eastern and Southeastern regions of Bangladesh in the next 24 hours.
The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours was 90 mm at Dimla in Rangpur division.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi, one of the leading cultural organisations of the country, arranged a programme on the Bangla Academy premises to mark the first day of the Ashar.