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Govt primary schools to be shut from Jun 5-8 due to heatwave

Govt primary schools to be shut from Jun 5-8 due to heatwave

Classes of all government primary schools will remain closed from Jun 5 to 8 due to the heat wave sweeping over the country. The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education took the decision considering the wellbeing of children, said a press release on Sunday (Jun 4).

According to Met office, a severe heat wave is sweeping over the country. The maximum temperature recorded on Saturday was 41.0 degree Celsius in Rajshahi division and minimum was 34.3 degree Celsius in Chattogram.

The temperature in Sylhet division was 34.6 degree Celsius, in Rangpur division 37.4 degree Celsius, in Khulna division 38.0 degree Celsius, Dhaka division 37.1 degree Celsius, Mymensingh division 37.0 degree Celsius and in Barishal division 36.7 degree Celsius.

The prevailing heatwave in the country is likely to continue further for next five to six days.

A heatwave occurs when the daily maximum temperature tops 36ºC over a large area and it is classified into three categories based on temperature – mild, moderate, and severe.