Moderate to heavy rainfall likely across the country

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as a low pressure area has formed over the North Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas, a Met Office release said.

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice, the bulletin added.

The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajsthan, Horiyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gangetic West Bengal, the centre of the low to Assam across southern part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay.

Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and strong over North Bay, the bulletin further said on Tuesday morning.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is also likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country.

Day and night temperatures may fall 1-2 °C over the country.

Country’s maximum temperature on Monday was recorded 36.8 °C at Rajshahi and minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded 24.5 °C at Kutubdia.

Maximum rainfall for the last 24 hours till 6am on Tuesday was recorded 109mm at Cox’s Bazar.

Tuesday’s sunset at 6:44pm and Wednesday’s sunrise at 5:26am in Dhaka.

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