Heavy rain inundates Dhaka roads
11:30 AM, April 29, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:18 PM, April 29, 2018

Heavy rain inundates Dhaka roads

Heavy rain swept through Dhaka city today after a nor’wester lashed the capital this morning following two days of stifling summer heat, bringing down the mercury level to cool and comfortable levels.

The clouds have kept the sun out for most the day and cast a night-like ambience over the capital.

Vehicles wade through a partially inundated road, near Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, on April 29, 2018. Photo: Amran Hossain

The nor’wester lashed over the city around 8:30am, followed by rains which continued in sessions throughout the day and in the evening.

The rain resulted in inundation of many of the major roads in the capital, including in Dhanmondi, Farmgate, Karwan Bazar, Mirpur, Shewrapara, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar and others.

Incessant rains lash Dhaka leading to water-logging in many parts of the city. In this photo, a motorcycle is seen wading through an inundated road near the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Photo: Amran Hossain

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According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department, 55mm of rain has been recorded in Dhaka till 12:00pm.

This bus overturned on Dhaka-Aricha highway during the morning lash of a nor'wester in Savar. All the passengers and staff of the vehicle escaped the accident with minor injuries. Photo: Palash Khan

Nijhum Rokeya Ahmed, a weather official at Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told The Daily Star that it is the rain of the Kalbaishakhi season, customary to this time of the year.

The Eskaton area is darkened by the sudden accumulation of heavy clouds on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Phto: Amran Hossain

Weather forecast for today says, trough of westerly low lies over West Bengal and adjoining area, while seasonal low lies over South Bay.

This photo taken on Sunday, April 29, 2018 shows that strong winds have forced this bus in front of the Karwan Bazar underpass area to overturn. Law enforcers along with pedestrians are seen helping the vehicle to get back on track. Photo: Amran Hossain

Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind with lightning flashes is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Barisal and Chittagong  divisions with hails at isolated places over the country.

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