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Nor’wester with rain soothes the city

Nor’wester with thunder, slight hailstorm and long awaited rain shower soothed the Dhaka city and other divisions of the country around 9pm on Sunday.

After a weeklong severe heat wave sweeping across the country the rain shower accompanied by squally winds came as a boon to the city dwellers.

Many parts of Dhaka city have faced short power cuts as the southerly wind swept across the city, temporarily gusting to 30-40 Kph from 10-15 Kph.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department made the forecast of likelihood of Dhaka and seven other divisions witnessing rain in the next 24 hours, commencing at 9 am today.

“Rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions,” it said.

Mild heat waves were sweeping over different parts of the country including Dhaka.

It was also sweeping over Khulna division and the regions of Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Rangamati, Noakhali and Feni and it may abate from some places, said the Met office bulletin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh