Rains disrupts work day in Dhaka

17 May 2023, 02:14 pm | Updated: 02 June 2023, 09:05 pm

Rains disrupts work day in Dhaka
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A bout of heavy rain drenched Dhaka city this morning, disrupting commute and the work day in general.

Rain started in Dhaka city around 9 am and it lasted for about an hour and half. The Met Office recorded 37 mm of rainfall in the capital, said meteorologist Shahinul Islam.

Met Office also recorded 3 mm of rainfall in 24 hours, between 6 am Tuesday and 6 am Wednesday, he said.

“Rains may continue for a few days more,” said meteorologist Shahinul.

People were seen waiting under the canopies of shops during the sudden rain this morning.

Many office-goers were late due to lack of transportation and slow traffic during the rain.

According to the regular bulletin of Met Office, “Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions, with hails at isolated places over the country.”

Mild heatwave is sweeping over the regions of Rajshahi, Noagaon, Moulvibazar, Jashore and Kushtia and it may abate, it said.

Day temperatures may fall slightly and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Besides, a trough of westerly low lies over India's West Bengal and adjoining area.

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