The heat wave which has been sweeping across different parts of the country may continue for seven more days.
There is a possibility of flood in the last week of April, said a bulletin from Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Monday.
Many day-labourers, rickshaw-pullers, children and elderly people are falling sick due to the scorching heat.
The high temperature is disrupting the life of commuters, animals and wildlife.
The country’s highest temperature of 39.2 degree Celsius was recorded in Chuadanga. Dhaka’s temperature was 37.2 degree on Monday.
A mild-to-moderate heat wave is sweeping through Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions and the district of Moulvibazar and it may continue.
Day temperature may rise slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it said.
A three-month special bulletin of BMD forecast that there is a chance of 2-3 mild (36-38 °C) or moderate heat waves may sweep across the country.
“A short-term flood may occur in the northeastern region of the country in the last week of this month as there is a chance of moderate-to-heavy rainfall in the northeast and its upper region of the country during the period,” it forecasted.
The extreme drought created by the prolonged heat waves has posed a threat to crops, seasonal fruits and fish farming across the country.
The drought caused due to lack of rainfall may affect the expectation for a good harvest of crops, seasonal fruits and fish production, said insiders in agri-sector. People are feeling more heat than the recorded temperature because of the formation of a trap on the cooling system in the environment due to higher humidity.
Amid the stifling summertime temperatures, city-dwellers opted to stay indoors during the daytime.
They also suggested avoiding sunbeams and using proper protection like sunglasses, umbrella and cap while going out in the heat of the day.
The searing heat of the subtropical climate, which started this month, has been affecting vast swathes of the country, resulting in heat-related sickness and prompting people to get admitted to hospitals.
Physicians suggest that people drink plenty of fluids and remain cautious about taking food to prevent heat-related sickness.