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Heatwave alert extended for 48 hours

Published : Friday, 17 May, 2024 at 10:22 PM  Count : 745

Heatwave alert extended for 48 hours

Heatwave alert extended for 48 hours


The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has issued a warning that the ongoing heatwave is likely to persist for 48 hours and forecast gradual fall in temperatures.

The prevailing heatwave over Rangpur, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions and the western part of Dhaka division may continue during the next 48 hours from Friday evening, the department said.
Meteorologist Omar Farooq confirmed the information in a press release on Friday afternoon (May 17).

On Friday, a mild to moderate heatwave was sweeping over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna and Barishal divisions and the districts of Moulvibazar, Rangamati, Chandpur and Feni.

The discomfort because of an increase in humidity is likely to continue.

In the forecasts for the next three days, the department said rain activity may increase gradually.

Chuadanga, which had experienced record temperatures in the longest wave of heat for 37 days from Mar 31, has again reported the nationwide highest temperature at 39.6 degrees Celsius, nearing the severe level.

The mercury, however, is unlikely to go above 40 degrees Celsius in the ongoing heatwave, said meteorologist Shaheenul Islam.

Shaheenul said rains are highly likely across the country around May 20 and the rains may continue for three to four days.

There may be another heatwave after the rains, he warned.

The Meteorological Department issued several heat alerts by the end of April and early May.

A brief spell of rain for several days eased the temperatures before the heatwave returned on Monday to affect seven districts. It spread all over the country afterwards.

SA

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