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More rain forecast, but flood situation in Sylhet likely to improve Thursday

More rains are likely to drench Bangladesh in the next 24 hours, the weather department said Wednesday.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and intense lightning flashes is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Dhaka divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Weather Observation Team (BWOT), an independent group of weather researchers, adds in its forecast for Thursday that the flood situation in Sylhet division may improve, but it is likely to worsen in Kishoreganj district and in the River Jamuna basin.

The flood situation in the flood-prone low-lying areas of the north and central parts of the country may remain stable or persist for a long time due to renewed heavy rains in the north of the country forecast for late June and early July, according to the BWOT.

The weather department recorded 96mm rainfall – the highest – in Madaripur in the last 24 hours till 6pm Wednesday.

The mercury reached 34.5 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Sayedpur, while the minimum temperature was 23 degrees in Sitakunda.

Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged, the BMD said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh