Heat wave might persist for a day or two

FE Report | Published: April 26, 2019 09:29:42 | Updated: April 27, 2019 20:57:28

Boys jumping into the water of a lake in Dhaka city to cool themselves off during a hot summer day — FE/Files

A mild heat-wave is sweeping the capital as well as other places in the country, leading to people's sufferings.

The Met Office forecasted that the heat-wave might continue for next one day or two.

It recorded the maximum temperature of 37.1 degree Celsius in Dhaka on Thursday, while the country's highest temperature of 38 degree Celsius was recorded in Rajshahi.

The Met Office said the mild heat-wave was sweeping over Chattogram, Barishal, Khulna and Sylhet divisions and the regions of Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Rajshahi, Pabna and Sayedpur in the last 24 hours commencing at 6:00 pm on Thursday.

Apart from the heat-wave, heavy traffic congestion on many important roads also contributed to sufferings of the city dwellers in Dhaka.

Day-labourers, rickshaw-pullers, students and their parents, and working people were badly hit by the hot and humid weather.

Meteorologist Md. Ruhul Quddus told the FE that rain might occur in some places over the country's northern and eastern regions after the heat-wave is over. Besides, a low has developed over the Indian Ocean and adjoining South Bay, which may turn into a cyclone at the end of this month, he added.

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