Rainy season starts with first day of Ashar

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Dhaka, June 15: A light rain drenched the capital on Saturday morning, the first day of Bangla month of Ashar, offering city dwellers a big relief from scorching heat.The rain on the first day Ashar, the first of the two months that constitute the rainy season, brought the summer heat sweeping over the capital for the last couple of weeks.

The Meteorology Department forecast that light to moderate rain and thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at different places, including the capital, across the country commencing from 6am on Friday.

It forecast rains at most places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions at a few places over Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Barishal divisions, and at one or two places over Khulna and Rajshahi divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions.

The Met office also said mild to moderate heat wave has been sweeping over Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions and it may abate at some places.