Alexa Heat wave may abate in next 24 hrs

Dhaka, Saturday   21 September 2019


Heat wave may abate in next 24 hrs

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:43 PM, 6 August 2019  

Representational Photo

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A mild heat wave is sweeping over Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions and the regions of Dhaka, Tangail, Faridpur, Mymensingh, Sitakunda, M.court, Cumilla, Feni, Hatiya, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Jashore, Kusthia, Satkhira and Bhola. It may abate from some places in the next 24 hours as of 9:00 am tomorrow, said a Met Office release issued on Tuesday.  

The Met Office also forecasted that many places over the country are likely to experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers with moderately heavy to heavy falls during the period. 

"Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country," according to the release. 

Besides, day and night temperature may fall slightly over the country during the period, it added. 

Meanwhile, the Met Office predicted that "Rain activity may increase" in the next 72 hours. 

The highest temperature was recorded yesterday 37.0 degrees Celsius in Feni and today’s minimum temperature is 25.5 degrees Celsius in Teknaf. The highest rainfall for the last 24 hours till 6 pm today was recorded 32 mm in Cumilla. 

The sunsets at 6:39 pm today and rises at 5:30 am tomorrow in the capital.