On Tuesday, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted that rain or thundershowers could continue across the country over the next 72 hours.
“Light to moderate rain, thundershowers accompanied by temporary rainy winds are likely to occur in most places across all divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy drops in places,” the Met Office said in a newsletter.
This said the Monsoon Trough axis stretches across Rajasthan, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh , Bihar, West Bengal to Assam through northern Bangladesh and one of its related troughs spreads to the North Bay.
Monsoon is active across Bangladesh, and strong over North Bay, said the Met Office.
87 mm rain was recorded in the capital in 24 hours until 6 am Tuesday, according to BMD.
The Met Office reported 925 mm of rain throughout the country during this time and the highest, 101 mm, was registered in Cox’s Bazar.
Meanwhile, Monday night and Tuesday night’s rain left under knee-deep water many avenues, roads, and by-lines in the capital city.
In the morning office-goers encountered difficulty owing to waterlogging and traffic jams in different areas of the city.