The weather department has predicted more rains across the country in the next 24 hours, with monsoon being fairly active over Bangladesh and weak to moderate elsewhere over the North Bay.
“Light to moderate rains or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty winds and lightning flashes are likely to occur at many places over Rajshahi division; at a few places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; and at one or two places over Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal and Chattogram divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country,” the department said in its bulletin on Thursday.
Rainfall activity may increase in the next three days. Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it added.
The Met office recorded the highest 14mm of rainfall in Bogura of Rajshahi division in 24 hours till 6am on Thursday.
The mercury reached 35.5 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Sayedpur of Rangpur division, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.8 degrees in Nikli of Dhaka division.
Meanwhile, the axis of monsoon trough runs through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across the central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to the Northwest Bay, as per the bulletin.