Showers likely to drench parts of country

A reprieve from the sizzling summer heat is on the way, as the weather department has predicted showers in parts of Bangladesh in the next 24 hours.

According to the regular Met office bulletin, "Rain or thundershowers with lightning flashes and temporary gusty or squally winds are likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Khulna and Barishal divisions."

A mild heat wave is sweeping through Khulna division and Gopalgonj, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Pabna, Rajshahi, Barishal and Patuakhali districts, and it may abate at some places.

Meanwhile, the trough of low extended from Bihar to North Bay across West Bengal and southern part of Bangladesh persists.

The maximum rainfall was recorded at 59 mm in Maijdee Court in Noakhali. Day and night temperatures may fall slightly over the country.

Source: United News of Bangladesh