General

No respite from soaring mercury

The people are not getting any respite from the heatwave sweeping across the country at least in the next two days, says the Met Office.

A mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping over Dhaka, Sylhet, Rangpur, Khulna and Barishal divisions and the regions of Sitakunda, Rangamati, Cumilla, Feni, Rajshahi and Pabna and it may abate from some part of the country.

Issued at 9 am on Wednesday, the bulletin forecasts that day temperature may remain nearly unchanged and night temperature may rise slightly over the country.

A trough of low lies over West Bengal and adjoining area, it said.

Rain/thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and the districts of Kishoreganj and Cumilla.

The weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country, said the report.

But the Met office’s five-day outlook says that there may be rain or thundershowers, and the day temperature may also fall.

The maximum temperature was recorded 38.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday at Srimangal while Dhaka experienced 38 degrees Celsius.

Source: United News of Bangladesh