Rain likely to decrease in next 72hrs...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Rain likely to decrease in next 72hrs

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:00 PM, 23 September 2020  

Representational Photo

Representational Photo

As an outlook for the next 72 hours, Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Wednesday predicted: "Rainfall activity may decrease." 

The Met Office also forecasted that many places of the country are likely to experience light to moderate rain or thundershower in the next 24 hours commencing at 9:00 am today.  

"Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rajshahi, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at some places over the country today," said a Met Office release issued this morning. 

Besides, day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, the release added.  

The maximum temperature was recorded yesterday 33.5 degrees Celsius at Sandwip and the minimum temperature today 23.8 degrees Celsius at Netrokona. 

Meanwhile, a low over Chhattisgarh and adjoining area moved to west-northwestwards further and now lies over Madhya Pradesh area. 

The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, the centre of the low thence northeastwards to Assam across West Bengal and Central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay.

Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and strong over North Bay, the release said. Maximum rainfall for the last twenty-four hours till 6:00 am today was recorded 98 millimetres (mm) at Cumilla. 

The sun sets at 5:53 pm today and rises at 5:48 am tomorrow in the capital.  

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