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Rains likely to quell heat in Bangladesh

As high temperatures continue to bake large parts of Bangladesh, the weather department has predicted showers across the country in the next 24 hours.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty winds is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions, and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over northern part of the country”, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said in its forecast on Tuesday.

The Met office recorded the highest 59mm of rainfall in Mymensingh district in 24 hours till 6am on Tuesday.

The mercury reached 36.5 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Rajshahi, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 25 degrees in Rangpur and Chattogram divisions.

Meanwhile, the axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal to Assam across central parts of Bangladesh.

Monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and weak to moderate elsewhere over the North Bay, as per the bulletin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh