heat wave

Ways to help birds beat the summer heat

Just as much as the summer heat exhausts us, our feathered friends are just as tired too.

Mild heat wave in Dhaka, some parts of country may continue: Met office

Mild heat wave is sweeping some parts of the country including Dhaka and it may continue and spread, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said today

How temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius impacts billions

About 2 billion people will live in hazardous heat conditions by the end of the century if climate policies continue on their current trajectory, according to new research published in the Nature Sustainability journal

Heat wave hits summer vegetables

The heat wave sweeping over large parts of the country is hampering growth and flowering of vegetables, reducing supplies and leading to consumers being forced to dole out more in their purchases.  

Chuadanga again records country's highest temp

The maximum temperature in the country was recorded at 41 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga today, said Rakibul Hasan, senior observer of Chuadanga First Class Weather Observatory.

Sizzling Cities: Planning for urban heat resilience in South Asia

South Asia is bracing for yet another hot year. Pre-monsoon temperature records were shattered again in 2023 by the hottest February recorded in India since 1901, along with the hottest day in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 58 years in April.

Sizzling for three straight months

The average maximum temperature in Bangladesh for the month of August was a three-decade high.

Why are we experiencing heat waves and what can be done?

This year’s summer started early with devastating heat waves across the globe. South Asia is experiencing its highest temperatures in the last 122 years, leading to at least 90 heat-related deaths in Pakistan and India. The People’s Republic of China suffered three consecutive heat waves, breaking long-standing records, with temperatures exceeding 42 degrees Celsius.

Satire / Surviving the economic crisis with sanity: warning satire ahead

The recent economic crisis has placed everyone on the edge of their seats. Citizens are worried about everything from power shortages to being unable to catch-up with the rising inflation. Hence, in these troubled times, RBR comes up with few solutions to minimise the scare and live a better life than expected.

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

Rain respite amid sweltering heat

A much needed rain accompanied by heavy thunderstorm swept most parts of the country, including capital Dhaka, after weeks of sweltering heat. The good news is, more rain is yet to come.

May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016

Heatwave sears Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has been roasting in an extended heatwave through much of April with temperatures reaching unprecedented

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

Schools asked to relax rules

The authorities of secondary schools can reschedule classes amid a heat wave sweeping the country for the last three weeks.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

More than 100 feared dead in India heat wave

Hundreds are feared dead in India in an early-summer heat wave forcing schools to close and halted outdoor work like construction, government officials says.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

10 tips to survive unbearable summer heat

The summer is here and the heat of the sun is becoming unbearable. Thanks to the Equinox phenomenon (sun's direct position above the equator line), people get heatstroke, fall sick in this season. And children and elder people suffer the most.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

No load shedding in Bangladesh despite heat wave

Even a couple of years ago, it was unimaginable to think of a sultry April day without power outages.

May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015

Heat wave kills 200 in India

More than 100 people are felled by a blazing heat wave alone in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh with the mercury hovering at 47 degrees Celsius at several places across the two states even as the death toll crossed 200 in the two states in the last three days.

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

Rain in the north, heat elsewhere

Mixed weather pattern is prevailing through Bangladesh this summer with rain cooling life back to tugging quilts in the north and baking everyone under heat elsewhere.

May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

Rain brings relief to Dhaka dwellers (video)

After a heat wave, Dhaka city dwellers heave a sigh of relief with a downpour.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

More heat wave coming this month

The prevailing spell of heat wave is likely to continue across the country and the mercury is expected to rise later on throughout the month.

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