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2023-12-07 13:35:11 BdST

Rain disrupts morning commute in Dhaka

As the much-needed rain drenched Dhaka and washed away the dust, morning commute of city dwellers was disrupted.

Rain may continue for the whole day today and weather may improve on Friday, said Mohammad Shahinul Islam, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

The met office recorded 10 mm of rainfall in Dhaka in 24 hours till 6 am today while the highest rainfall of 26 mm was recorded in Jashore, he said.

Many people were seen walking along the roads due to lack of public transport.

Office-goers, particularly those employed in the private sector, endured difficulties while going to their respective workplaces.

Though a 48-hour blockade is underway, commuters in Dhaka witnessed unusual traffic in many parts of Dhaka this morning.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Barishal, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Chattogram division, said a regular bulletin of Met office.

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