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.
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.
According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department, 55mm of rain has been recorded in Dhaka till 12:00pm.
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.
Weather forecast for today says, trough of westerly low lies over West Bengal and adjoining area, while seasonal low lies over South Bay.
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.