Heat wave sweeps over parts of country


DHAKA, May 22, 2021 (BSS) – Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions and the districts of Rangmati, Cumilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Moulavibazar, Feni and Pabna and it may continue.

A Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin today said, adding rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in some parts of country today.

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi and Dhaka divisions and the regions of Jashore, Kushtia, Cumilla and Noakhali, it added.

Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country.

However, the day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, said the bulletin.

Country’s maximum temperature on Friday was recorded 39.0 degrees Celsius at Khulna and minimum temperature today was recorded 23.0 degrees Celsius at Syedpur in Rangpur division.

Maximum rainfall for the last twenty-four hours till 6:00am today was recorded 88 millimeters (mm) at Syedpur in Rangpur division.

The sun sets at 06.37 pm today and rises at 05.13 am tomorrow in the capital.