Published:  12:21 AM, 16 June 2024 Last Update: 01:38 PM, 12 June 2024

Mild to moderate heatwave likely to continue in parts of country

Mild to moderate heatwave likely to continue in parts of country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Saturday predicted that the ongoing mild to moderate heatwave sweeping over different places over the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9 am today. "Mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping over Khulna and Barisal divisions and the districts of Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalgonj, Rajshahi, Pabna, Sirajganj, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Kurigram and Chandpur and it may continue," said the weather bulletin issued on Saturday morning.

Day and night temperature may rise slightly over the Country. Due to excessive moisture content the discomfort may persist, the bulletin said.

"Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur Mymensingh, Dhaka Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Khulna and Barisal divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions," it added.

Country's maximum temperature on Friday was recorded 38.5 degrees Celsius at Chuadanga while Saturday's minimum temperature 22.9 degrees Celsius was recorded at Khagrachari.

Rainfall for the last 24 hours commencing 6 am on Saturday was recorded 57 mm at Cumilla. The sun sets at 6:45 pm on Saturday and rises at 5:10 am tomorrow in the capital.

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