Mild heat wave sweeping over country’s southern parts

Publish: 1:39 PM, June 9, 2018 | Update: 1:39:PM, June 9, 2018

DHAKA  – Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in a weather forecast today said a mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions of Khulna, Satkhira and Jashore and it is likely to abate in 24 hours as of 9 am tomorrow.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind and lightning flashes are likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, Sylhet and Dhaka divisions and at a few places
over Rajshahi, Rangpur and Mymensingh divisions during the period,” the forecast added.

Moderately heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to occur at places over Barishal and Chattogram divisions while day and night temperature may fall by 1-3 degrees Celsius over the country during the period.

The maximum temperature was recorded 36.5 degrees Celsius yesterday at Satkhira in Khulna division and today’s minimum temperature 24.5 degrees Celsius at Srimangal in Sylhet division.

The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6 am today was recorded 56 mm at Khepupara in Barishal division.

The sun sets at 6:45 pm today and rises at 5:10 am tomorrow in the capital.