Scorcher Alert: Bangladesh Sizzles for Another 3 Days!

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Heat alert extended for 3 more days in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has extended the heat alert that the ongoing heatwave is likely to persist for 72 more hours starting Sunday morning, reported Xinhua.

The announcement follows earlier alerts issued on April 19, April 22, and April 25, as the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) continues to monitor and respond to the challenging weather patterns affecting most parts of Bangladesh.

BMD cited increased moisture incursion as a factor contributing to the sustained uncomfortable conditions due to the scorching temperatures which touched highs of 42 degrees Celsius in parts of the country this month.

On Sunday, Omar Faruk, a meteorologist who works at the Storm Warning Centre of the BMD, told Xinhua that Bangladesh's highest temperature was recorded at 42.2 degrees at Jashore district, some 164 km southwest of capital Dhaka.

In Dhaka, he said, the temperature rose to 39 degrees Celsius Sunday.

The heat started in early April and continues to leave the people gasping in whatever shade they find in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country. Millions of people are at risk of heat-related impacts in the country, experts have warned, linking the early onset of an intense summer to climate change.

To cope with the unbearable heat, the government kept all schools, colleges, madrasas and technical education institutions across the country closed from April 21 to April 27.

Experts said the heatwaves would likely escalate in the coming years due to erratic rainfall and high temperatures, posing a threat to Bangladesh, one of the biggest victims of global warming.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

9 Comments
  1. Amy Johnson says

    It’s concerning to see the heatwave persisting in Bangladesh for another 3 days. The authorities need to take decisive action to protect the population from the extreme temperatures. Stay safe, everyone!

  2. EmilySmith21 says

    Is there any information about specific measures being taken to provide relief to the vulnerable population during this prolonged heatwave in Bangladesh?

    1. JohnDoe87 says

      Yes, organizations such as the Red Crescent Society and local NGOs are distributing water, salts, and advising people on heat stress prevention. The government has also set up cooling centers in various locations. Stay safe!

  3. SarahSmith123 says

    It’s alarming to see how the heatwave is persisting in Bangladesh for 3 more days. The impact on millions of people is concerning, highlighting the urgent need for climate action to address such extreme weather events.

  4. Ava Smith says

    It’s truly alarming to see such extreme temperatures persisting in Bangladesh for such a prolonged period. The government’s measures, like closing educational institutions, are necessary to protect the population from the heat wave’s impacts. Climate change is undeniably exacerbating these conditions, and collective action is crucial to address this growing threat.

  5. Emily Smith says

    It’s concerning to see the prolonged heatwave in Bangladesh causing such high temperatures. The government’s action of closing schools and colleges shows the severity of the situation. Climate change is clearly impacting the region, and it’s crucial to take steps to mitigate its effects.

  6. AmyJohnson says

    It’s concerning to see the persistent heatwaves in Bangladesh. Governments and communities need to prioritize climate action to address the impact of extreme weather events.

  7. EmmaJohnson says

    As a resident of a tropical country myself, I can empathize with the people of Bangladesh facing these extreme heatwaves. It’s concerning to see the temperatures soaring to such unbearable levels. Stay safe, everyone!

  8. OwenBradley75 says

    As the scorching temperatures persist in Bangladesh, it’s alarming to see the impacts on millions of people. The government’s decision to close educational institutions shows the severity of the situation. Climate change is indeed accelerating these extreme weather events, and urgent actions are needed to mitigate its effects.

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