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Met office predicts rain as Bangladesh sizzles

With a blistering heatwave gripping large parts of Bangladesh, the weather department has predicted light to moderate showers across the country in the next 24 hours.

"Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions; at a few places over Dhaka and Barishal divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi & Khulna divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions," the Bangladesh Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.

The weather department recorded 131mm rainfall – the highest – in Mongla in the last 24 hours till 6am Tuesday.

The mercury reached 36.5 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Chuadanga, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24.5 degrees in Tetulia.

Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

The axis of monsoon runs through Bihar and West Bengal and thence northeastwards to Assam across the northern part of Bangladesh.

Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate over the North Bay.

Source: United News of Bangladesh