Heatwave makes life miserable

Staff Correspondent

25th April, 2019 08:23:53 printer

Heatwave makes life miserable

A moderate heatwave, which has been sweeping different parts of the country since few days, has made public life miserable.

The day temperature has increased to 38 degrees Celsius in the last few days, running a risk of heat-related diseases.

The heatwave may continue for two more days with the intensity of the same temperature, meteorologist Bazlur Rashid said.

He predicted that the intensity of the heat spell may come down after two or three days.

The country is experiencing more 4 degrees Celsius heat because of creation of a trap on the cooling system in the environment due to higher humidity.

The difference between night and day temperatures is 10 to 16 degrees Celsius. Because of the phenomenon, the overall temperature is being felt much higher.

The country’s maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius was recorded in Rajshahi on Thursday. It was 37.8 degrees Celsius at Sitakunda on Wednesday.

In Dhaka, the maximum temperature of 37.1 degrees Celsius was recorded on Thursday and it was 36.7 degrees on Wednesday.

Amid the soaring summer heat, city-dwellers like to stay indoors in daytimes.

Weathermen have suggested avoiding sunbeams and using proper protection like sunglasses, umbrellas and caps while going out of homes.

The scorching heat of the subtropical climate, which started last month, has been affecting the vast swathes of the country, resulting in heat-related sickness.

Physicians have also suggested drinking plenty of fluids and remain cautious about taking food to prevent heat-related sickness.

The mild heat wave is sweeping over Chattogram, Barishal, Khulna and Sylhet divisions and the regions of Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Rajshahi, Pabna & Sayedpur and it may continue, the Met office said in a forecast.

Bazlur Rashid also said a low has developed over Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining South Bay. Trough of low lies over North Bay.

The low may turn into a cyclone and may hit the coastal area, he said.