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Heat-wave in Bangladesh may spread today

by Reporter - May 15 87 Views 0 Comment

Parts of the country are once again experiencing a mild heat wave after a few days of relief. On Tuesday, a mild heat wave affected four divisions and 12 districts. According to experts, a temperature ranging from 36 degrees Celsius to 37.9 degrees Celsius falls under the category of a mild heat wave.


According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), several divisions and districts in Bangladesh are currently experiencing a mild heat wave. These include Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Sylhet, Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Kishoreganj, Netrokona, Rangamati, Cumilla, Noakhali, Feni, Cox's Bazar, Bhola, and Patuakhali.


According to the latest bulletin from the BMD, it appears that the heat wave is expected to persist and potentially expand.


Yesterday, Sayedpur in Nilphamari experienced a scorching maximum temperature of 38.4 degrees Celsius, while today; Tetulia saw a relatively cooler minimum temperature of 24.4 degrees Celsius.


Yesterday, Dhaka experienced a scorching heat with the temperature soaring to 35.3 degrees Celsius.

According to the latest BMD forecast, residents of the Sylhet division should brace themselves for possible rain or thunder showers, which may be accompanied by temporary gusty winds.


These weather conditions are expected to occur at one or two places within the division. The weather is expected to stay mostly dry, with occasional periods of partly cloudy skies across the country.


This year, the country experienced an extended period of intense heat wave that lasted from April 1st to May 5th.


The heat wave may not be as bad as it was in April, meteorologist Md Tariful Newaz told the TGE. There is a possibility of a mild to moderate heat wave sweeping across the country, with rain expected to occur after 18-19 May.

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