A drizzle in the capital brings relief to dwellers Saturday evening. Photo: TV grab
After two weeks of heat wave, city dwellers finally heaved a sigh of relief today with a light drizzle soaking the parched capital.
A fresh nippy wind rose since the evening, carrying with it a whiff of wet earth. And the noise of thunder rolled across the city.
The Met office is yet to measure rainfall in the capital but said it had recorded 1mm rainfall in Mymensingh afternoon.
The temperature also fell in the capital today, much to the comfort of the city’s more than one crore residents who on Thursday experienced the hottest day in the last 54 years with the mercury shooting up to 40.7 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature in the city was 38 degrees Celsius while it was 39 degrees Celsius on Friday, Met office says.
A moderate to mild heat wave has been sweeping over the city for the last 11/12 days and reached its peak on April 24, said a met official.