The ongoing light to moderate rain may continue over the country’s northern part for two more days.
“The rain will continue for two more days over northern part of the country as the axis of monsoon trough runs through Punjab, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal to Assam across the northern part of Bangladesh,” AKM Nazmul Hoque, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told BSS.
However, he said, the rain may abate from the country’s southern part from tomorrow.
The meteorologist said due to active monsoon, heavy (44-88mm) to very heavy (>89mm) rainfall with gusty wind is likely to occur at places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions by 6 pm Wednesday.
In a weather forecast, the met office predicts light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind and lightning flashes at most places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with moderate to very heavy falls at places over the country by 9 am tomorrow.
The axis of monsoon trough runs through Punjab, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan and West Bengal to Assam across the northern part of Bangladesh, the forecast said, adding that monsoon is active over Bangladesh.
Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country during the period.
The maximum temperature was recorded 31.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday in Rajshahi and Wednesday’s minimum temperature 24.2 degrees Celsius at Rangamati in Chattogram division.
The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6 am today was recorded 759 mm in Chattogram.
The sun sets at 6:50 pm today and rises at 5:16 am tomorrow in the capital.