May 25, 2024, 9:09 pm

Ongoing heatwave may spread, day-night temp likely to rise

  • Update Time : Wednesday, May 15, 2024
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Staff Correspondent:

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the country’s Met Office, today forecasted the heatwave that is sweeping over the country will continue and spread while rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at one or two places over Sylhet division.

“The weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country,” the Met Office forecasted this in a weather bulletin, signed by BMD deputy director Meteorologist Md. Monowar Hossain, issued on Wednesday (May 15).

BMD forecasts that rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at one or two places over Sylhet division in the next 24 hours till 9 am tomorrow, Thursday (May 16).

The mild heatwave is sweeping over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, and Sylhet divisions and the districts of Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Kishoreganj, Netrokona, Rangamati, Cumilla, Noakhali, Feni, Cox’s Bazar, Bhola, and Patuakhali, the Met Office said, mentioning that “it may continue and spread”.

It added that day and night temperatures may rise slightly over the country during the period.

In the Synoptic Situation, the Met Office said that a trough of low has been lied over West Bengal to North-West Bay.

For the next two days’ weather forecast, BMD forecasts that the weather may remain mainly dry with a temporary partly cloudy sky over the country. The prevailing heatwave will continue. Besides, day and night temperatures may rise slightly on Thursday (May 16) and may remain nearly unchanged on Friday (May 17) over the country.

“Rainfall activity is likely at the end of the period,” the Met Office said in the weather outlook for the next five days.

The country’s maximum temperature was recorded at 38.4°C yesterday, Tuesday (May 14) at Sayedpur in the Rangpur division while today’s (Wednesday, May 15) minimum temperature was recorded at 24.4°C at Tetulia in the Rangpur division.


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