Rain in the north, heat elsewhere
Mixed weather pattern is prevailing through Bangladesh this summer with rain cooling life back to tugging quilts in the north and baking everyone under heat elsewhere.
In capital Dhaka, port city Chittagong, and most other parts of the country, the heat has been persistent for the past few days making public life miserable.
On the contrary, heavy downpour in different districts of the northern Rangpur division including Lalmonirhat forced people to tug quilts over their heads during the night because of cold.
Rangpur division including Lalmonirhat recorded 40mm rainfall in 24 hours till 6:00am today, according to local Bangladesh Meteorological Department office.
People in Lalmonirhat experienced a torrential downpour since the last night until 10:30am today. Many felt cold in the night and some even went to bed with blankets, reports our local correspondent.
Meanwhile, a contrasting picture is seen in the capital city as well rest part of the country. City dwellers are very much desperate to get some relief from the heat as the highest mercury recorded in Dhaka today was at 35.2 degrees Celsius.
The prevailing heat spell is likely to continue across the country and the mercury is expected to rise further in different districts including Dhaka in the next two days, said an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
He hinted that rain respite for the city dwellers might come in the next week.
BMD WEATHER FORECAST
Synoptic Situation: Low lies over West Bengal and adjoining area extending its trough to North Bay. Southwest monsoon has advanced up to North Andaman Sea and adjoining area.
BMD Forecast: Rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong & Sylhet divisions.
Heat Wave: Mild heat wave is sweeping over Khulna & Sylhet divisions and the regions of Tangail, Comilla, M.Court, Rajshahi, Pabna, Satkhira, Jessore, Barisal & Patuakhali and it may spread.
Outlook for next 72 hrs : Little change