Published:  01:34 AM, 16 August 2019

Rain likely across country

Rain likely across country

Bangladesh Meteoro-logical Department (BMD) Thursday predicted light to moderate rain at many places throughout the country in the next 24 hours as of 9 am Friday.

"Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country," a Met office release said Thursday. Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it added.

Another met office warning message said, rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary south or south-easterly gusty or squally wind speed 45-60 kph is likely to occur over the regions of Rajshahi, Pabna, Bogura,Tangail, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Faripur, Madaripur, Jashore, Kushtia, Khulna, Barishal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Cumilla, Chattogram, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet till 6pm Thursday.

River ports are advised to hoist cautionary signal number one, it also said. The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6 am Thursday was recorded 103mm at Feni in Chattogram division.

The maximum temperature was recorded 33.5 degrees Celsius Wednesday at Dinajpur in Rangpur division while Thursday minimum temperature was 24.7 degrees Celsius at Gopalganj in Dhaka division. The sun sets at 6.32 pm Thursday and rises at 5.34 am Friday in the capital.

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