Rainfall, thunderstorm 80kmph in four regions likely
Published: 02:58 PM, 21 May 2022 Updated: 06:39 PM, 21 May 2022
As per the latest weather trends, the Met office has predicted that the heatwave is likely to abate across the country as rainfall may occur over the four regions of the country due to low pressure in the sea. As strong winds from the Bay of Bengal about 80 kmph are expected to trigger thunderstorm activity and rainfall over the next 24 hours. In addition, the daytime temperature may decrease by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius across the country.
The meteorological office gave such a forecast on Saturday.
Met Office has predicted fairly widespread thunderstorms and gusty winds of 60-80 kmph over Cumilla, Noakhali, Chattogram, and Cox's Bazar areas from the west/north-west. Therefore, river ports in these areas have been asked to display signal No-2.
According to the meteorological office, the light pressure created in the Gulf of Martaban and adjoining Myanmar condensed and turned into clear light pressure and then low pressure. It has since weakened and is now located in Thailand and adjoining Myanmar in the form of apparent light pressure. Extensions of light pressure extend through Bihar, West Bengal and the southern part of Bangladesh to the North Bay.
In this situation, there may be temporary thunderstorms with strong gusts/thundershowers in many places of Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet, and Chattogram divisions and some parts of Khulna and Barishal divisions till Sunday morning. At the same time, there is a possibility of moderate to heavy rains in some parts of the country.
Meanwhile, mild heat wave is sweeping over Jashore and Satkhira districts and it may subside. Daytime temperatures across the country may drop by 1-2 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures will remain almost unchanged.
Dimla recorded the highest 65 mm rainfall in the country in the last 24 hours while Dhaka recorded 42 mm rainfall. Jashore recorded the highest 38.6 degrees Celsius temperature.