Heavy rain drenched Dhaka city on Wednesday morning, disrupting commute and the work day in gen-eral.
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,” meteorologist Shahinul said.
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 heat wave 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 coun-try. Besides, a trough of westerly low lies over India’s West Bengal and adjoining area.