Light to moderate rain likely


Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Sunday predicted light to moderate rain at many places of the country in next 24 hours as of 9 am, reports BSS.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at some places over the country during the period,” said a met office press release here.

Besides, mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions of Netrokona, Tangail, Rajshahi and Kushtia and it may abate, it added. Day temperature may fall slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country. The country’s maximum temperature was recorded 36.3 degrees Celsius yesterday at Chuadanga in Khulna division while today’s minimum temperature 23.6 degrees Celsius at Tetulia in Rangpur division.

The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6 am today was recorded 25 millimeters (mm) at Cumilla in Chattogram division. The sun sets at 5:56 pm on Sunday and rises at 5:47 am today in the capital.