Rain Likely Due to Cyclone Mocha Impact

Cyclonic Storm Mocha || Photo: Collected

Cyclonic Storm Mocha || Photo: Collected

Bangladesh Meteorology Department (BMD) today predicted rain or thundershowers in different areas in the country due to the influence of the very severe Cyclonic Storm Mocha in the next 24 hours commencing 9 am today.

"Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet divisions," said a Met office bulletin issued this morning.

"The very severe Cyclonic Storm Mocha is likely to move North-Northeasterly direction further, completely crossing Cox's Bazar-North Myanmar coast near Sittwe (Myanmar) by afternoon today," it added.

A mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and the districts of Tangail, Netrokona, Chuadanga and Kushtia and it may abate.

Day temperature may fall by (2-5)oC and night temperature may fall by (1-3)oC over the country.

The country's maximum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 38.2 degrees Celsius at Chuadanga and Dimla, while today's minimum temperature of 21.1 degrees Celsius was recorded at Srimangal and Tetulia.

The highest rainfall was recorded 22mm at Teknaf in the last 24 hours till 6 am today. The sun sets at 6:33 pm today and rises at 5:16 am tomorrow in the capital._BSS

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