Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Sylhet sees hottest day in 66 yrs!

SYLHET: Sylhet on Thursday witnessed its hottest day in July in 66 years, at 38.9 degrees Celsius, reports UNB.

After receiving highest rainfall in June in 64 years that triggered massive floods across the district, Sylhet is now reeling under an intense heat wave.

“Such a high temperature was last recorded in the district in July 1956. On Wednesday, the temperature was recorded at 37.3 degrees. And it was recorded at 36.3 degrees on Tuesday,” said Sayeed Ahmad Chowdhury, a senior meteorologist at Sylhet met office.

On Thursday, the roads of Sylhet city wore a deserted look. A handful of people who had stepped out in the afternoon were equipped with umbrellas and water bottles.