02:48 PM, June 23, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:18 PM, June 23, 2018

Met office forecasts rain over country

Commuters and vehicles wade through an inundated Dhanmondi 27 road in Dhaka on Saturday, June 23, 2018 during a downpour. Photo: Palash Khan

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many places across the country in the next 24 hours ending 9:00 am tomorrow.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many places over Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions,” said a met bulletin issued this morning here.

Moreover, many places in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions may see moderately heavy to heavy falls over the country in the next 24 hour commencing 9:00 am today, the bulletin added.

Day and night temperature may fall by (1-2) degree Celsius over the country.

Southwest monsoon is active over Southern part and fairly active elsewhere over Bangladesh and moderate to strong over North Bay.

Trough of westerly low lies over Bihar and adjoining West Bengal, it continued.

The maximum temperature was recorded 37.2 degrees Celsius yesterday at Jessore in Khulna division and today’s minimum temperature 24.7 degrees Celsius at Tetulia in Rangpur division.

The highest rainfall in the last 24-hour as of 6 am today was recorded 130 mm at Tetulia in Rangpur division.

The sun sets at 6:49 pm today and rises at 5:12 am tomorrow in the capital.