Nor’wester in Dhaka early on Wednesday brought some much-needed relief to the residents of the capital sizzling in summer heat

Several areas of the country will see rainfall in 24 hours from Wednesday morning, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department has forecast, following nor’westers in different districts.

Rain or thundershowers with intense lightning flashes accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places in Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places in Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and Chittagong divisions with hails at isolated places, the BMD said in its weather bulletin.

The weather may remain dry elsewhere, it added.

The mild heat wave sweeping over Rajshahi, Pabna, Jessore and Rangamati may abate, the BMD said, adding that day temperatures may fall by 1-2°C. 

The nor’wester in Dhaka on Wednesday morning brought some much-needed relief to the residents of the capital sizzling in summer heat.

Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari recorded the most rainfall (41mm) in the country in the 24 hours to 6am on Wednesday.

A reprieve from the sweltering summer heat is on the way in six divisions of Bangladesh. This inference can be drawn from the latest weather bulletin.

“Showers are likely to occur at many places over Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rangpur, Dhaka, Barisal & Chittagong divisions,” the Bangladesh Meteorology Department (BMD) said in a bulletin on Tuesday.

The weather may remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky elsewhere, according to the weather department. However, the day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

In an extended outlook, the forecast mentioned the likeliness of rain or thundershowers continuing in the northern part of the country.

The maximum rainfall was recorded at 23mm in Sylhet in the last 24 hours till 6am on Tuesday.