Mild heat wave likely to continue


DHAKA, May 20, 2019 (BSS) – Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)
predicted continuation of heat wave in many parts of the country in the next
24 hours commencing at 9 am today.

“Rain and thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is
likely to occur at a few places over Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions
and at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal and
Chattogram divisions” said a met office bulletin issued here this morning.

The mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Khulna division and the
regions of Dhaka, Madaripur, Dinajpur, Sayedpur, Rajshahi, Ishurdi and
Badalgachhi and it may continue for the next 24 hours, it said.

The day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country, the
bulletin added.

The highest temperature on Saturday was recorded 38.5 degrees Celsius in
Dinajpur under Rangpur division while today’s minimum temperature was 20
degrees Celsius in Srimangal under Sylhet Division.

The sun sets at 6:36pm today and rises at 5:14am tomorrow in the capital.