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Winter rain lashes Dhaka, more likely on Thursday in parts of Bangladesh

Almost two hours of winter rain swept the capital city on Wednesday compounding a gloomy and chilly weather.

Elsewhere in the country it also rained in the north-eastern region of Srimangal, the met office said.

The weather department recorded 4 mm of rainfall in Dhaka while 11 mm in Srimangal till 6pm today.

Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur also on Thursday at a few places over Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Khulna, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions, said a bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Weather may remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country, said the bulletin.

Besides, moderate to thick fog may occur at places over the river basins and adjoining areas and light to moderate fog may occur at places elsewhere over the country during midnight to morning.

Night temperature may remain nearly unchanged and day temperature may fall slightly over the country, the bulletin added.

According to the Met office, a trough of westerly low lies over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & adjoining area. The Ridge of Sub-continental high extends up to Bihar & adjoining area. Seasonal low lies over South Bay, extending its trough to North Bay.

Meanwhile, the country’s lowest temperature was recorded at 9.8°C in Tetulia of Rangpur division in the last 24hrs, it added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh