Rain likely over 3 Divisions, Heatwave Sweeping over 36 Districts

Desk Report

Published: 20 Apr 2023, 04:30 pm

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Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places over three divisions – Mymensingh, Chattogram, and Sylhet – with “hails at isolated places” in the next 24 hours ending tomorrow at 9 am, forecasted Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the country’s Met Office, today.

“The weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country during the period,” the Met Office forecasted in a weather bulletin, signed by BMD deputy director Meteorologist Md. Abdul Hamid Mia, issued on Thursday (April 20).

According to BMD, the severe heatwave is sweeping over the districts of Rajshahi, Pabna, Jashore, Chuadanga, and Kushtia while the mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping over Dhaka and Rangpur divisions and the districts of Bogura, Naogaon, Moulvibazar, Rangamati, Chandpur, Khulna, Satkhira, Barishal, Patuakhali, and Bhola. “The heatwave may continue,” the country’s Met Office forecasted.

Besides, day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country during the period, it added.

“Rain or thundershowers activity may increase within three days,” the Meteorological Department said in the weather outlook for the next 72 hours.

Meanwhile, BMD deputy director Meteorologist Md. Abdul Hamid Mia said in the Synoptic Situation of the weather bulletin that a trough of westerly low is being lied over West Bengal and adjoining area and it extended upto North Bay.

The country’s maximum temperature was recorded at 42.8°C yesterday at Ishardi in the Rajshahi district and Chuadanga in the Khulna district while today’s minimum temperature was recorded at 21.4°C in Sylhet district.

Today’s sunset will be at 6:22 pm and Tomorrow’s sunrise will be at 5:32 am.

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