Heat Wave sweeps across Bangladesh, possible continued impact for next 24 hours

The heat wave is impacting the divisions of Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet. This weather phenomenon, which began at 9:00 am today, is causing temperatures to soar, contributing to increased discomfort due to higher humidity levels.

A mild to moderate heat wave is currently affecting various parts of Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka, and is expected to persist for at least the next 24 hours, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) reported today.

The heat wave is impacting the divisions of Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet. This weather phenomenon, which began at 9:00 am today, is causing temperatures to soar, contributing to increased discomfort due to higher humidity levels.

Yesterday, the country’s highest temperature was recorded at 38.5°C in both Rangamati and Ishwardi, while the lowest temperature was 24.5°C in Maijdi Court, Noakhali district. Additionally, Maijdi Court experienced the maximum rainfall in the past 24 hours, registering 40 millimetres by 6:00 am today.

Amid the ongoing heat wave, a low-pressure area over the Southwest Bay and adjoining West Central Bay has intensified into a well-marked low and further developed into a depression over the East Central Bay and adjoining West Central Bay as of 6:00 am today, according to the BMD.

Despite the heat wave, weather across the country is expected to remain dry with partly cloudy skies. However, isolated rain or thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds are possible in the Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet divisions.

Day and night temperatures are likely to rise slightly across the country, further exacerbating the current heat conditions. The BMD has advised the public to stay hydrated and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during peak hours to mitigate the effects of the heat wave.

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