Heat wave sweeping over many districts
Published: 12:36 PM, 12 October 2020 Updated: 05:51 PM, 12 October 2020
A mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions of Gopalgonj, Rangamati, Chandpur, Srimangal, Pabna, Nilphamari, Mongla, Satkhira, Jashore, Patuakhali and Bhola and it may continue at some places, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted on Monday.
The Met Office also forecasted that rain or thunder showers with the gusty wind may occur at some places in the next 24 hours commencing at 9:00 am tomorrow.
"Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions, said a Met Office release issued this morning.
Besides, the weather may remain dry with partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country during the period, the release added.
Meanwhile, day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.
As an outlook for the next 72 hours, Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Sunday predicted: "Rainfall activity may increase".
Meanwhile, the depression over East-central Bay and adjoining West-central Bay moved west northwestwards and now lies over West-central Bay and adjoining East central Bay at 06:00 am today. It is likely to intensify further and move in a west-northwesterly direction. The axis of monsoon trough runs through Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across central part of Bangladesh.
Country’s highest temperature 36.6 degree Celsius was recorded yesterday at Chandpur in Chattogram division while the lowest one 22.7 degree Celsius was today at Tetulia in Rangpur division.
Monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and moderates over North Bay. Maximum rainfall for the last 24 hours till 6 am today was recorded by 68 millimetres (mm) at Rangamati in Chattogram.
The sun sets at 5:34 pm today and rises at 5:55 am tomorrow in the capital.