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First rain of Ashar brings relief from heat wave

  • Published at 12:55 pm June 15th, 2019
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File photo: heavy rain pours on the first day of monsoon in Faridpur on Saturday, June 15, 2019 Focus Bangla

Rain has reduced temperatures on the first day of the Bangla month of Ashar  

Citizens of Dhaka saw a rainfall last morning, the first day of the Bangla month of Ashar, giving much-needed respite to them from the sweltering heat.

There were light showers that reduced the summer heat, which had been sweeping over the country for the last couple of weeks.

The Meteorology Department forecasted light-to-moderate rain, and thundershowers—accompanied by temporary gusty wind—is likely to occur in different places, including Dhaka, across Bangladesh, commencing at 6am on Saturday.

The maximum rainfall in 24 hours till 6pm on Saturday was recorded in Dimla of Rangpur (95mm), while Dhaka saw the minimum (1mm). 

However, different parts of the Chittagong city were inundated due to extensive rainfall. Not only did the roads submerged,  the water also entered into the houses, and shops. 

More rain likely

A trough of low lies over West Bengal to North Bay, and the South-West monsoon has advanced up to Chittagong, Dhaka, Mymensingh, and Sylhet divisions, said the Met office bulletin.

It forecasted rain at most places in Chittagong, Sylhet, Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh, and Barisal divisions, and at one-or-two places in Khulna, and Rajshahi divisions with moderately-heavy-to-heavy rainfall in parts of Chittagong, and Sylhet divisions.

The Met office said a mild-to-moderate heat wave has been sweeping over the Rajshahi, Rangpur, and Khulna divisions, and it may abate at some places.