Monsoon showers drench Dhaka and most of the country
Dhaka woke up to another drenched morning today as intermittent monsoon rains continued across the country.
The monsoon trough is active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay, commencing at 9 am today, according to a Bangladesh Met Department weather forecast.
Meanwhile from 6 am to 3 pm, 28 mm of rain was recorded in Dhaka city.
"The axis of monsoon trough runs through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal to Assam across the central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay," said the BMD's weather forecast.
However, maritime ports were advised to lower the local cautionary signal number three for now.
According to the forecast, light to moderate rain/thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions.
Many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions are likely to see moderately heavy to very heavy rainfalls including other places over the country.
An outlook for the next 72 hours forecasted by BMD, however, showed a possible decrease in rain/thundershowers.