Saturday, 30 September, 2023

Heat wave may continue for 5-6 days

A severe heatwave which has been sweeping almost across the country since last week may continue for five to six more days.

“The current spell of the severe heatwave may continue for five to six more days,” said a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

The scorching heat has aggravated the plight of commoners amid frequent power cuts across the country, mounting public sufferings.

The severe heatwave has made public life miserable in the capital and elsewhere in the country.

The country’s maximum temperature of 41.1 degrees Celsius was recorded in Dinajpur on Sunday, while it was 37.3 degrees Celsius in Dhaka, said meteorologist Hafizur Rahman.

A severe heat wave was sweeping through Rajshahi, Naogaon, Nilphamari and Dinajpur districts on Sunday, he added.

A mild-to-moderate heat wave was sweeping across Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna and Barishal divisions and the rest parts of Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and the districts of Moulvibazar, Chandpur and Noakhali, he said.

The people are experiencing more discomfort due to excessive moisture incursion amid the prolonged drought, the meteorologist said.

Many were rushing to electrics shops to buy air conditioners, air coolers, stand fans, rechargeable fans, IPS and other fans to save themselves from the heat wave.