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Mild heatwave sweeping across country

More heatwaves are coming our way. Are we prepared?

Exhausted by the ongoing heatwave, a construction worker tries to cool down during a break at work in Khulna. FILE PHOTO: HABIBUR RAHMAN

A mild heatwave is sweeping over parts of the north, south, north-eastern, and central parts of the country including the capital.

"Mild heatwave is sweeping over Sylhet and Mymensingh divisions, and the districts of Dhaka, Khulna, Kushtia, Faridpur, Tangail, Kishoreganj, Manikganj, Bogura, Sitakunda, Narayanganj, and Nilphamari and it may become less intense in some places," said a Met office forecast for the 24 hours from 9:00am today.

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Day temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely at most places over Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, and Chattogram divisions and many places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy rainfall at places over southern parts of the country.

A low-pressure area has formed over the northeast Bay and adjoining areas. The axis of monsoon trough runs through Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, centre of the low to Assam across southern part of Bangladesh.

Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate to strong elsewhere over north Bay.