Hot weather persisted for another day in the city on Friday amid maximum humidity in the air this monsoon, said officials.
A light rain of 7.00 mm was recorded on the day which could hardly bring any relief for the citizens who are experiencing boiling heat for the last ten days amid rising mercury.
Humidity in the air was measured at 91 per cent between Friday morning and noon, highest of this monsoon, said an official at the Met Office.
He said the humidity later declined to 69 per cent in the evening following normal trend. He said normally relative humidity rate remains highest in August.
This time it might cross the previous high if such low rain continues, he said.
According to Met Office, maximum temperature of Dhaka was recorded at 34 degrees Celsius on Friday while highest mercury was measured in Sylhet at 37.4 degrees.
Met office forecasted light to moderate rain in a few places over Dhaka and other four divisions.
It said moderate rain might occur in most of the places of coastal divisions including Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram in next one day.
However, though water levels in some major rivers were showing a declining trend, woes of the flood-affected people were yet to lessen.
A total of 5.7 million people are still marooned while total death toll reached 169 on Friday in the six-week long flood that caused devastation in 33 districts, according to the disaster management and relief ministry.
The sun sets in the city at 06.37 pm today (Saturday) and will rise tomorrow (Sunday) at 05.31am.