The rainfall that is now occurring across the country may increase from 10 May next, according to a meteorologist of Bangladesh meteorological department.
“The rainfall is likely to decrease at many places over the regions of Khulna, Barishal and Rajshahi divisions. But, the rainfall with lightning flashes and nor’wester may increase across the country from 10 May giving a pose for two to three days from 7 to 9 May,” Abdur Rahman, a meteorologist at BMD office, told BSS.
He said light to moderate rain or thundershowers and nor’wester may continue with lightning flashes and hails at many places over Narsingdi, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Sylhet, Chattogram and Mymensingh divisions during the period.
Besides, a weather forecast of met office said light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at most places over Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rangpur, Dhaka and Chattogram divisions.
Moderate rain or thundershowers may take one or two places over Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls and hails at isolated places over the country in 24 hours as of 9:00am on Tuesday.
Day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country during the period.
A warning message issued from BMD office today said under the influence of severe thunderstorm activity with lightning flashes heavy (44-88 mm) to very heavy (89 mm) rainfall with gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at places over Mymensingh, Sylhet divisions and the districts of Kishoreganj, Narsingdi, Gazipur, Brahmanbaria, Cumilla, Rangamati and Khagrachari during next 24 hours commencing from 10:00am.
The maximum temperature was recorded 35.5 degrees celsius yesterday at Chuadanga in Khulna division and today’s minimum temperature 21.0 degrees Celsius in Mymensingh.
The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6:00am on Monday was recorded 179 mm in Mymensingh.
The sun sets on Tuesday at 6:29pm and rises at 5:20am in the capital on Tuesday.