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Mild heatwave sweeps four districts

Drink plenty of water before stepping out in the scorching heat, as a mild heatwave is sweeping through the districts of Rajshahi, Madaripur, Chandpur and Bagerhat.

The heatwave spell may spread further, the Met office said in its bulletin on Friday.

"Besides, rain or thunder showers with intense lightning flashes and temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; at a few places over Dhaka and Chattogram divisions and at one or two places over Khulna and Barishal divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country," it added.

Day temperature may fall slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, as per the bulletin.

The highest temperature was recorded at 36.8 degrees Celsius in Madaripur, while the minimum temperature was 20.8 degrees in Rajarhat of Rangpur district in the past 24 hours, the Met department said.

Meanwhile, a low pressure area has formed over the Gulf of Martaban and adjoining Myanmar and now lies over the same area as a well-marked low.

The trough of low extends from Bihar to North Bay across West Bengal and adjoining southern part of Bangladesh persists, according to the bulletin.

Source: United News of Bangladesh