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No relief in sight, severe heatwave to continue

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Published: 19:03, 20 April 2024   Update: 19:07, 20 April 2024
No relief in sight, severe heatwave to continue

The country has been in the grip of an intense heatwave over the past few days. Meteorologists say there is no relief in sight as temperature will increase in the coming days. 

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has issued a 72-hour nationwide heat alert starting from Friday saying the ongoing heat wave is expected to continue in most parts of the country.

“Severe heat wave is sweeping over Khulna division and the districts of Rajshahi, Pabna and Tangail, and mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Barishal division, rest part of Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions and the districts of Chandpur and Moulvibazar and it may continue,” a BMD weather bulletin said Saturday morning.

“Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country. Day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country. Due to increase of moisture incursion, the discomfort may increase,” the bulletin added.

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places in Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions with hails at isolated places in the next 24 hours commencing 9am Saturday.

Country's maximum temperature on Friday was recorded 41.5 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga and the minimum temperature today was 22.8 degrees Celsius in Sylhet.