A H Khan

Published:
2018-09-20 11:31:19 BdST

Mild heat wave sweeping over country


A mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions of Dhaka, Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Chattogram, Rangamati, Cumilla, Chandpur, M. Court, Feni, Khulna, Satkhira, Jashore, Chuadanga, Bhola and Patuakhali and it is likely to abate by today.

“The ongoing mild heat wave sweeping over central Dhaka and south and
southwestern parts of the country is likely to abate by today,” Ruhul Quddus,
a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told BSS this
afternoon.

There is also a chance of occurring moderately heavy to heavy falls at some
places over the country by this time, he said.

Besides, a met office press release today predicted light to moderate rain
or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at most places over
Khulna, Barishal and Rajshahi divisions and at many places over Rangpur,
Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions in 24 hours ending at 9am
tomorrow.

Day temperature may fall by 2-3 degrees Celsius while night temperature by
1-2 degrees Celsius over the country during the period.

The country’s maximum temperature was recorded 37.3 degrees Celsius
yesterday at Bhola in Barishal division while today’s minimum temperature
24.2 degrees Celsius at Tangail in Dhaka division. The sun sets at 5:57 pm
today and rises at 5:47 am tomorrow in the capital.

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