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Bangladesh sees prolonged heat wave

Bangladesh sees prolonged heat wave

Bangladesh sees prolonged heat wave as the met office today forecast that severe heat wave now sweeps over parts of the three divisions including Dhaka and very severe heat wave scorches several north, southeast and southwestern parts of the country. “Very severe heat wave is sweeping over Jashore, Chuadanga, Pabna and Rajshahi districts and severe heat wave is sweeping over Dhaka division and the rest part of Khulna and Rajshahi divisions,” Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said. “Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Barishal, Rangpur and Chattogram divisions and the district of Mymensingh as the heat wave with different intensities may continue”, it said.

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is also likely to occur at one or two places over Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with hails at isolated places, said a BMD release valid for next 72 hours from 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country, it added.

The country's maximum temperature on Monday (Apr 29) was recorded 43.0 degrees Celsius at Chuadanga and minimum temperature was 22.0 degrees Celsius at Dinajpur.

Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Due to increase of moisture incursion, the discomfort may persist.

Chuadanga experiences highest temperature
Chuadanga experienced the hottest day on Monday (Apr 29) as the temperature in this western district soared to this year's highest record of 43 degree Celsius in the afternoon.

Chuadanga Weather Observatory's senior official Rakibul Hasan said 33.4 degree Celsius temperature was recorded at 9 a.m. and the temperature was in rising trend reaching 40 degree Celsius at midday.

The highest temperature was recorded at 3 p.m. on Monday, said in-charge of Chuadanga Weather Observatory Jaminur Rahman.

Earlier on May 21 in 2014, the temperature in Chuadanga was recorded at 43.2 degrees Celsius.

Chuadanga's Deputy Commissioner Dr. Kisinger Chakma urged the people to follow the heatwave safety tips as heat-linked fatalities were on rise in the country.