The mild heat wave which is sweeping Rajshahi, Rangpur and Nilphamari districts may abate following showers in parts of country in the next 24 hours, Met office said Monday morning.
“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions; at a few places over Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi & Dhaka divisions with moderately heavy falls at isolated places over the country,” it said.
Day temperatures may fall slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.
The highest temperature was recorded 37.5 degrees Celsius in Syedpur while lowest temperature 25.8 degrees Celsius in Kutubdia, Teknaf and Sylhet.
The Met office recorded the highest 48mm rainfall in Sylhet in 24 hours till 6am today (Monday).
The low pressure area over Northwest Bay and adjoining Odisha-West Bengal coast moved northwestwards and merged with the monsoon axis.
The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal to Assam across central part of Bangladesh.
Monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and moderate elsewhere over the North Bay, it added.
Meanwhile, another flood may hit the low-lying areas of the northern districts in the last week of July. And the flood situation may worsen in the first week of August, according to Bangladesh Weather Observatory Team (BWOT), an independent weather research group.