Moderate rain likely

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) forecasts light to moderate rain or thundershowers at some places over the country, reports BSS.

“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions,” said a met office press release.

Moderately heavy falls may also occur at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions in 24 hours commencing 9am today, the release added. Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

Another met office warning message said, rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary south or south-easterly gusty or squally wind speed 45-60 kph is likely to occur over the regions of Faridpur, Khulna, Barishal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Cumilla, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar till 6:00pm today.

River ports are advised to hoist cautionary signal number one, it also said.

The maximum temperature was recorded 35.8 degrees Celsius on Friday at Jashore in Khulna division while Saturday’s minimum temperature 24.0 degrees Celsius at Rangamati and Teknaf in Chattogram division.

The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6 am on Saturday was recorded 46mm at Teknaf in Chattogram division, the release added.

The sun sets at 6:41 pm on Saturday and rises at 5:28 am today (Sunday) in the capital.