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Dhaka records highest temperature in 54 yrs

Dhaka records highest temperature in 54 yrs

Star Online Report
A pair of crows atop the branch of a tree in Ramna Park try to deal with the sweltering heat yesterday, keeping their beaks open and slightly extending their wings. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq
A pair of crows atop the branch of a tree in Ramna Park try to deal with the sweltering heat yesterday, keeping their beaks open and slightly extending their wings. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

Dhaka dwellers experienced 40.7 degrees Celsius temperature today which is the highest in the last 54 years.

The country's highest temperature was recorded in Jessore, 42.4 degrees Celsius.

The Met Office recorded the highest temperature in Dhaka on April 30, 1960, which was 42.3 degrees Celsius. 

For the last few weeks, the mercury has been creeping up mercilessly and there is no promise of rain in the next few days.

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