It finally rained in Khulna city yesterday after twenty days of continuous heat wave, bringing relief to city dwellers from sweltering summer heat and dust.
The city’s temperature was recorded at 34.8 degree Celsius yesterday, a sharp three degree drop from the previous day.
Yesterday’s light shower gave the city dwellers some respite from heat and dust.
According to Khulna Met Office, rain begun yesterday around 12:05pm and ended after one hour.
Amirul Azad, senior met officer of Khulna, told The Daily Star, the last time Khulna experienced rain was on June 6.
On June 16, the temperature was 38 degree Celsius while the average temperature was 35 degree Celsius in the last twelve days, Amirul said.
“The temperature will continue to fall slightly over the next two or three days,” he added.
People roamed around the city in the rain, taking in the natural beauty. Samriddhi Swasty, a second-grader and her mother Doly Kundu were seen walking in the rain at Boyra. Doly said, “I just picked Swasty up from school and we are enjoying the rain. The weather is nicer than previous days.”