Rain brings relief to Dhaka city dwellers
Published: 10:07 AM, 22 May 2019 Updated: 12:43 PM, 22 May 2019
Rain accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind swept capital city Dhaka on Wednesday morning brought a little relief to the people suffering from persistent heat wave since the last couple of days.
The rainfall occurred in Dhaka around 9:30 am along with gusty or squally wind, giving the city dwellers a great relief from the scorching heat.
With the mercury maintaining its upward trend for the last few days, a mild heat wave continued to sweep the country, making daily life miserable.
On Tuesday the Meteorology Department said that a mild heat wave is sweeping over Khulna & Dhaka divisions and the regions of Rajshahi, Pabna, Chandpur, Fani, Noakhali, Rangamati and Patuakhali.
The highest temperature was recorded on Tuesday 37.6 degree Celsius in Mongla and Jashore while 36.2 in the capital, the Met office said.
The situation is worse for poor people. Day labourers and rickshaw-pullers in city areas were seen to continue their works with difficulties in the sultry weather.