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Rains likely to quell heat in Bangladesh

Showers in parts of Bangladesh in the next 24 hours are likely to bring some relief from the scorching heat and frustrating humidity, according to the weather department.

“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty winds is likely to occur at many places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country,” the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said in its forecast.

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

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The Met office recorded the highest 48mm of rainfall in Cox’s Bazar district in 24 hours till 6am on Tuesday.

The mercury reached 35.8 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Rangpur, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.7 degrees in Mymensingh.

Meanwhile, the monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Assam to central parts of Bangladesh.

Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and strong over the North Bay, as per the bulletin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh