Expect some respite from the scorching heat and frustrating humidity, as the weather department has predicted monsoon showers across the country in 24 hours.
“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty winds is likely to occur at a few places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka & Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country", the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said in its forecast on Wednesday.
The Met office recorded the highest 64mm of rainfall in Dinajpur district in 24 hours till 6am on Wednesday.
The mercury reached 35.4 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Sylhet, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees in Rangamati.
Meanwhile, the axis of monsoon trough runs through the centre of the well-marked low, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal to Assam across central parts of Bangladesh.
Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate elsewhere over the North Bay, as per the bulletin.