The weather department has predicted light to moderate showers across the country in the next 24 hours, with monsoon being fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate over the north Bay.

"Light to moderate rains or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty winds are likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions with moderately heavy falls at isolated places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions of the country," the department said in its bulletin Thursday.

Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

Rainfall activity may increase in the next 72 hours, it added.

The Met office recorded the highest 76mm of rainfall in Sylhet in 24 hours till 6am on Thursday.

The mercury reached 35.6 degrees Celsius - the highest - in Rajshahi, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 24.7 degrees in Sylhet, as per the bulletin.

Meanwhile, the Low pressure area over eastern Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas has merged with the monsoon axis.

The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across the central part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to the northwest Bay, as per the bulletin.

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