Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over many places of the country and it may continue and spread, said a weather forecast issued by the Bangladesh Metrology Department (BMD) here today. "Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions and the districts of Dhaka, Tangail, Faridpur, Gopalgonj, Manikganj, Narayanganj, Mymensingh, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Kurigram, Moulavibazar, Chattogram, Rangamati, Cumilla, Chandpur, Feni, Noakhali and Bandarban and it may continue and spread," said the bulletin valid for the next 24 hours commencing 9am today. Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country, it added.
However, the day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country. A low pressure area has formed over Southeast Bay and adjoining South Andaman Sea and it is likely to intensify, the bulletin added. Country's maximum temperature on Sunday was recorded 39.2 degrees Celsius at Chuadanga while today's minimum temperature 21.2 degrees Celsius was recorded at Tetulia. No rainfall recorded across the country during the last 24 hours. The sun sets at 6:31pm today and rises at 5:19 am tomorrow in the capital.