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Heat wave starts again, rain may increase low pressure

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  • 08 August, 2022 16:04:12

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News Desk: After a day's break, the heat wave has started again in some parts of the country. However, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department has predicted an increase in rain in various parts of the country, especially in the southern region, due to the clear low pressure created in the sea.

Last August 5 mild heat wave was blowing in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Pabna and Syedpur districts. But the rain increased a little on August 6 and the heat wave disappeared. But since Sunday (August 7), mild heatwave has started again in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Nilphamari districts and Sylhet division, said the Meteorological Department.

Sylhet received the highest rainfall of 77 mm in the last 24 hours from 6 am on Sunday to 6 am on Monday. Now the trend of rain is less in the northern region.

Meteorologist Shahnaz Sultana said, the low pressure located in the northwest Bay of Bengal area off the Odisha West Bengal coast has concentrated and is staying in the same area in the form of a clear low pressure. It can be more concentrated.

Highlighting the weather forecast for the next 24 hours from 9 am on Monday, he said that Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet Divisions will experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers with temporary gusty winds at many places in Mymensingh, Dhaka and Rangpur Divisions and two places in Rajshahi Divisions. It may rain. Along with this, there may be moderate heavy rainfall in some parts of the country.

Shahnaz Sultana said that a mild heat wave is flowing over Sylhet division including Rajshahi, Rangpur and Nilphamari districts and it may continue, the trend of rainfall may increase in the next three days.

On Sunday, the highest temperature in the country was 36.4 degrees Celsius in Sayedpur. On Monday morning, the minimum temperature was 24.4 degrees Celsius in Sitakunda.

Under the influence of pronounced low pressure, sea ports, north Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of Bangladesh may be blown by stormy winds. Therefore, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra seaports have been maintained under local warning signal number 3. The Meteorological Department has asked fishing boats and trawlers operating in North Bay of Bengal to proceed with caution near the coast till further instructions.

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