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Chuadanga records season’s highest temperature at 40.6°C

  • Hot temperature due to lack of adequate rains 
  • Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping 

 

Update : 16 Apr 2024, 07:11 PM

Amid the scorching heat in different parts of the country, Chuadanga recorded the highest temperature of this season at 40.6°C on Tuesday.

People are experiencing the blistering heat as a mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chittagong, and Sylhet divisions.

Chuadanga recorded 38.8 and 38.6°C, respectively on Monday and Sunday, said Chuadanga Weather Observatory Centre.

Jaminur Rahman, in-charge of Chuadanga Weather Observatory Centre, said the situation may persist for few more days.

The people of the country experience hot temperature due to lack of adequate rains in March and April, he said.

Imran Sheikh, a resident of Courtpayara in Chuadanga, said: “We can’t do anything due to the sweltering heat. In the afternoon, the sky turns gloomy and people expect rains but in the morning the extreme heat make their life miserable.”

Gaffar Mia, a tea vendor said: “The selling is low due to the hot temperature. People are passing their time sitting and lying on the benches.”

According to BMD’s weather bulletin on Tuesday, a mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chittagong, and Sylhet and it may continue.

Meanwhile, rain and thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally winds may occur in Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rangpur, and Sylhet divisions.

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