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Event: HT Heat Wave
Number: 2024-000056
Country: BGD Bangladesh
Location: Barisal, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpu
Date (YMD): 2024-4-24
Duration: 24
Information Source:Bangladesh Red Crescents Society, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)
Comments: Based on the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) data source dated 21 April 2024, severe to very severe, heatwave was sweeping some districts of the country where mild-moderate heatwave was sweeping over most of the districts of the country. BDRCS forecast monitoring report indicates maximum temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius, with the heat index surpassing 38 for two or more consecutive days. global forecasts from sources such as the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the Global Forecast System (GFS) predict temperatures to remain above 38 degrees for two or more consecutive days, along with high heat indices in Dhaka starting from April 21, 2024, and like to continue till 30th April 2024. On 24 April 2024 severe heatwave (>=40 degree Celsius) was observed in the district of Rajshahi, Pabna, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jeshore and Patuakhali. On 26 April 2024, Bangladesh set all-time heatwave record as the Meteorological Office recorded 24 days of heatwave during the month of April breaching previous 23 days of heatwave in 2019. According to BMD dated on April 27, 2024 severe to very severe heatwave (>=40 degree Celsius) has been observed in the district of Rajshahi, Pabna, Chuadanga, Natore, Chapai Nawabganj, Kushtia, Jhenaidah, Jashore, Meherpur and Bogura. Moderate heat wave (>38- 39.9 degree Celsius) is sweeping over the district of Bagerhat, Satkhira, Barguna, Barishal, Patuakhali, Jhalokathi, Bhola, Pirojpur, Sherpur, Mymensingh, Sirajganj, Tangail, Jamalpur ,Thakurgaon, Joypurhat, Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat, Faridpur, Madaripur, Magura, Manikganj, Rajbari, Gazipur, Gopalganj, Nilphamari, Rangpur, Naogaon, Gaibandha and it may spread. According to the observed heatwave most impacted divisions are Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dhaka and Barisal. The fluctuation of day and night temperature is visible, and the discomfort may increase due to of moisture incursion. According to the long-range forecast of ECMWF, the ongoing heatwave is likely to persist in the month of May
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