Amid the scorching heatwave continuing for the past few days, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted rain or thunder showers in the six divisions including Dhaka in the next 24 hours commencing from 6pm on Sunday.
"Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country," according to a BMD bulletin on Sunday night.
A severe heatwave is sweeping over the districts of Nilphamari and Dinajpur. Mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping over Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal and the rest parts of Rangpur divisions and the districts of Mymensingh, Moulvibazar, Rangamati, Cumilla, Chandpur, Noakhali and Bandarban and it may continue, reads the bulletin.
Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged, the BMD said.
The highest temperature was recorded at 41.1 degrees Celsius in Dinajpur, while the minimum temperature was 23.5 degrees in Netrokona.
The highest 13mm rainfall was recorded in Kishoregan’s Nikli and Rangpur respectively.