The rainfall that is now occurring across the country may increase from today, according to a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
"The rainfall is likely to decrease at many places over the regions of Khulna, Barishal and Rajshahi divisions. But, the rainfall with lightning flashes and nor'wester may increase across the country from May 10 giving a pose for two to three days from May 7 to 9," Abdur Rahman, a meteorologist at BMD office, told BSS.
He said light to moderate rain or thundershowers and nor'wester may continue with lightning flashes and hails at many places over Narsingdi, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Sylhet, Chattogram and Mymensingh divisions during the period.
Besides, a weather forecast of met office said light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at most places over Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rangpur, Dhaka and Chattogram divisions.
Moderate rain or thundershowers may take one or two places over Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls and hails at isolated places over the country in 24 hours.
Day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country during the period.
A warning message issued from BMD office today said under the influence of severe thunderstorm activity with lightning flashes heavy (44-88 mm) to very heavy (89 mm) rainfall with gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at places over Mymensingh, Sylhet divisions and the districts of Kishoreganj, Narshingdhi, Gazipur, Brahmanbaria, Cumilla, Rangamati, and Khagrachari during next 24 hours commencing from 10 am today.
The maximum temperature was recorded 35.5 degrees Celsius yesterday at Chuadanga in Khulna division and today's minimum temperature 21.0 degrees Celsius in Mymensingh.
The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6 am today was recorded 179 mm in Mymensingh.