Scorching Heat Wave

Temperature may exceed 40°C in April

Staff Correspondent

25 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A scorching heat wave coupled with high humidity is sweeping across different parts of the country, affecting the normal life of people, particularly day labourers.

The country’s highest temperature was recorded 37.6 degrees Celsius in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Jashore on Wednesday, said Ruhul Kuddus, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

The current spell of heat wave may decline after March 28 to 29. Another extreme heat wave may hit the country next month and temperature may exceed 40 degrees Celsius at one or two places, he forecast.

An extreme heat wave may sweep through the northern and northwester regions while one or two mild-to-moderate heat waves may hit the country in April, the Met office forecasted.

It further said a mild-to-moderate heat wave is sweeping through Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Khulna and Barishal divisions and the regions of Rajshahi and Pabna and it may continue.

Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.

Due to the scorching summer heat, public life has become unbearable. Day labourers and rickshaw-pullers especially are the worst affected.