As high temperatures continue to bake large swaths of Bangladesh, the weather department has predicted showers across the country in the next 24 hours.
Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, and Chattogram divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said Sunday.
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A mild heatwave is sweeping through the districts of Rajshahi, Pabna, Jashore and Chuadanga, and it may continue.
The mercury today reached 36.8 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Rajshahi, while the minimum temperature was 22.3 degrees in Rajarhat.
The weather department recorded 99mm rainfall – the highest – in Rajarhat in the last 24 hours till 6pm Sunday.
Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged, the BMD said.