DHAKA: Several areas in Dhaka received rain in short spells on Tuesday. The sharp showers in the morning were a welcome relief from the sweltering heat.
The 10-minute rain started around 11am.
On Monday evening, the Met Office forecast said light to moderate rain or thunder showers, accompanied by temporary gusty wind, to occur at many places over Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions.
Some other parts of the country were predicted to have moderately heavy to heavy falls in 24 hours commencing from 6pm on Monday.
Monsoon is fairly active over the southern part of Bangladesh and less active elsewhere over Bangladesh and moderate over the North Bay.
Monday’s highest temperature was recorded at 38.2 degrees Celsius. In Dhaka, the mercury rose to 36.5C, according to the Met Office.
BDST: 1200 HRS, AUG 04, 2020