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Chuadanga records season’s highest temperature at 42.2°C

Published 2:00 am | April 16, 2023

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Online desk : The highest temperature of the country this year has been recorded at 42.2 degree Celsius in Chuadanga at 3:00pm on Friday, the second day of Boishakh, the first month of Bengali New Year.

It is the highest temperature in the last 14 consecutive days. The temperature is rising by one degree Celsius in the district everyday on an average.

Chuadanga Weather Observatory said the seasons’ highest temperature was recorded in the district on Saturday. The mercury rose to 42.2 degree Celsius at 3:00pm on Saturday. At that time, the humidity was recorded at 16 per cent.

On Friday, maximum temperature of the country was recorded at 41.7 degree Celsius in Chuadanga district on Friday.

Jaminur Rahman, in-charge of Chuadanga Weather Observatory, said: “Chuadanga recorded the highest temperature of the country this season at 41.7 degree celsius in Chuadanga at 3:00pm today. Besides, the highest temperature of the country was recorded here from April 2 to April 14.”

“There is currently no chance of rain. Consequently, this temperature will continue to rise. On top of that, a severe heat wave has begun today,” he said.

People in Chuadanga are experiencing scorching temperatures as a mild to severe heatwave continues to batter the district for the past two weeks. The extreme heat has put the working population in great trouble. Due to the heat, people are unwilling to leave their homes unless it is an emergency.

Many people are becoming sick due to the excessive heat. The number of patients of various ages, including children, has also increased in the upazila health complexes and district hospitals.

Chuadanga Sadar Hospital’s Paediatric Department’s consultant Dr Mahbubur Rahman said children are suffering from diarrhoea, typhoid, pneumonia, cold, cough and infection in urine. Most of the child patients are coming to the hospital being infected with these diseases. This is the time when children should not be allowed to go outside the house. They must be given fresh food and kept under fans.

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