A mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping over Dhaka, Rajshahi, places in Khulna divisions, Srimangal and Barishal, and the rise may continue, UNB reports.

The weather may remain mainly dry with a temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country for the next 24 hours, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted Thursday.

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The highest temperature of 38.8 degrees was recorded in Ishwardi and the lowest of 18.8 degrees in Syedpur, Dimla, and Tetulia.

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Mymensingh and Chattogram divisions; Brahmanbaria, Cumilla, and Kishoregonj with hails at isolated places, it said.

Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged.

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