Brief rain spell along with squalls brings relief from heat in Bangladesh

Brief rain spell along with squalls brings relief from heat in Bangladesh

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Dhaka – After several days of hot spell, people heaved with sigh of relief as a nor’wester accomompanied with shower swept many parts of the country, including the capital city, on Sunday evening.
Officials at the Meteorology Department said the nor’wester entered Bangladesh from West Bengal of India through Rajshahi border around 4pm.
The violent storm reached Dhaka through Kushtia and Faridpur around 6:30pm along with heavy rainfall and thunderstorm, giving the city dwellers a great relief from thesweltering heat.With the mercury maintaining its upward trend for the last few days, the hot spell continued to sweep the country, making daily life miserable.
According to the Meteorology Department, severe hot spell was sweeping Rajshahi and Jessore regions while mild to moderate heat wave the rest parts of Rajshahi and Khulna divisions and regions of Dhaka, Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalgonj, Rangamati, Chandpur, Noakhali, Sayedpur, Barisal and Patuakhali, and it still may continue.
On Sunday, the highest temperature was recorded 40.6 degree Celsius in Rajshahi while 37 in the capital, the Met officials said.
The situation is worse in rural areas, particularly in the northern regions of the country, as people have to spend more time on their paddy fields to harvest crops.
Besides, day labourers and rickshaw-pullers in city areas were seen to continue their works with difficulties in the sultry weather.
However, the city dwellers preferred to stay indoor today to pass the holiday marking the May Day.
Meanwhile, more than 300 people have died of heat-related illness on April in several states of India, reports news agency AP.
Besides, the scorching heat wave has been roasting some South Asian countries through much of April with temperatures reaching unprecedented levels, allowing at least three countries to set new all-time national heat records and several others to come very close.

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