First spell of increased rainfall likely to start from Thursday

FE ONLINE REPORT | Tuesday, 3 August 2021

People in most parts of the country including the capital are expected to witness an increased rainfall from Thursday and it may continue until August 9 as monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay.

People in the city and most parts of the country are also likely to see the second spell of heavy rainfall from August 10, Arif Hossain, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told The Financial Express.

Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Khulna, Barishal & Chattogram divisions and at a few places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh & Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at isolated places over the country on Wednesday, he added.

On Tuesday, Chattogram recorded the highest 191-millimetre (mm) rainfall while Sayedpur had 56 mm, the second-highest, according to a Met office bulletin.

Day temperature may fall slightly over the southern part of the country and it may remain nearly unchanged elsewhere over the country and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, the forecast said.

The well-marked low over Uttar Pradesh and adjoining area now lie over Northwest Madhya Pradesh and adjoining area. The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajsthan, centre of the well-marked low, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay, the 24-hour bulletin which commenced at 6pm on Tuesday said.

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