Dhaka saw light rainfall this morning, which helped improve the air quality and provide relief from the heat.
The weather department recorded 50 mm of rainfall in 24 hours, till 6 am today (May 18, 2023), said Bazlur Rashid, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
Several districts had rain since last night, and Dhaka will likely be drenched again in the afternoon and tonight, he said.
The rain in the morning, however, caused gridlock on several major streets in Dhaka, and city dwellers were stuck on the road during rush hour.
People, especially office and school goers, struggled to reach their destinations in the rain due to lack of public transport in the morning.
CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers and rickshaw-pullers were seen charging fares higher than usual.
People were seen heading towards schools to drop their children with umbrellas and raincoats while traffic police were seen struggling to control vehicle movement during the rain.