Intermittent monsoon rain may continue for a week

Staff Correspondent

12 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Intermittent monsoon rain from Thursday to Friday night inundated some parts of the capital, disrupting people’s movement while the met office forecasts that the monsoon rain may continue in the next 7-8 days.

Abdur Rahman, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told the Daily Sun that southwest monsoon has set on over the country.

“Intermittent monsoon rain is likely to continue across the country till June 18-19 as the monsoon has arrived and a low pressure has formed over Northwest Bay and adjoining coastal area. It may rain again after a short break,” he said.

According to the met office forecast for the next 24 hours, rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Chattogram, Barishal, Khulna, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at a few places in Rangpur, Rajshahi and Dhaka divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country.

Meanwhile, intermittent rain caused waterlogging for couple of hours in some parts of the capital on Friday, disrupting public life.

People had to face difficulties in their movement in some areas, including Arambagh, Rampura, Badda and Mirpur, according to commuters and city residents.

Besides, some streets, lanes and by-lanes in Dhaka went under ankle to knee-deep water due to heavy rain, they said.

Though the number of commuters was less due to holiday, many people were seen wading through ankle-deep water in these areas to reach their destinations.