Capital city witnesses highest rainfall of this season


 DHAKA, April 29, 2018 (BSS) – The capital city today witnessed the highest rainfall recorded 55 mm until 12 noon under the influence of a light nor’wester with wind speeding 63 kmh.

“The highest rainfall of this year in the capital has been recorded 55 mm until 12 pm today as a light nor’wester hit the city in the morning,” Bazlur Rashid, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) told BSS this afternoon.

The highest wind velocity was 76 km per hour in the city, he said, adding that the highest rainfall was recorded 69 mm in Mymensingh.

The nor’wester will continue throughout the season, Rashid said.

Besides, the BMD office issued a warning message predicting heavy to heavy rainfall with gusty or squally wind in 48 hours ending at 10 am on Tuesday.

“Under the influence of severe thunderstorm activity heavy to heavy rainfall with gusty or squally wind is likely to occur over regions of Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Pabna, Bogura, Tangail, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Jashore, Kushtia, Faridpur, Madaripur, Khulna, Barishal, Patuakhali, Dhaka, Cumilla and Noakhali during the next 48 hrs commencing from 10 am today,” said the message.

According to the eye witnesses, heavy rain swept through the capital in the morning under influence of the nor’wester inundated many of the major roads of the city.

But it could create less suffering to the city dwellers as the day is a public holiday, bringing down the mercury level to cool and comfortable for the people.