Rains, thunderstorms expected in parts of Bangladesh amid ongoing heat wave

However, the respite from the rains may be temporary, as the bulletin warns that mild to moderate heat wave conditions are expected to continue in Dhaka and five other divisions during the same period.

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted the possibility of rains or thundershowers in various regions of the country, including the capital Dhaka, over the next 24 hours commencing from 9:00 am today. This forecast comes amid an ongoing spell of severe heatwave conditions affecting several districts across the nation.

According to the Met office bulletin, “Rains or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind are likely at a few places over Sylhet division and at one or two places over Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Barishal, and Chattogram divisions, with the possibility of hails at isolated places.”

However, the respite from the rains may be temporary, as the bulletin warns that mild to moderate heat wave conditions are expected to continue in Dhaka and five other divisions during the same period.

A severe heat wave has been sweeping over the districts of Pabna, Jashore, Chuadanga, and Bagerhat, while a milder to moderate heat wave has scorched Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Barishal divisions, parts of Khulna division, and the districts of Moulvibazar and Chandpur. The Met Office predicts that these heat wave conditions may persist.

Despite the rains and thunderstorms predicted in some areas, the weather is expected to remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy skies elsewhere in the country. Day and night temperatures are likely to remain nearly unchanged over the next 24 hours.

The Met office attributes the current weather pattern to a trough of westerly low lying over West Bengal to the North-east Bay across the southwestern part of Bangladesh.

As the heat wave continues to impact various regions, the predicted rains and thunderstorms may bring temporary relief to the affected areas. However, proper precautions and measures should be taken to combat the ongoing heat wave conditions.