Bangladesh's capital Dhaka recorded the highest temperature in 58 years

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Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka had its hottest day on 15 April in 58 years with the temperature rising to 40.4 degrees Celsius. 

An overview of the news

  • This is the highest temperature since 1965 when the highest temperature was recorded at 42 degree Celsius.

  • The mid-western city of Chuadanga recorded a maximum temperature of 42.2 degrees on 15th April.

  • Bangladesh experienced its highest temperature of 44.5 degrees at Jashore in 1964.

  • On 15th April, a severe heatwave was experienced in several districts of Bangladesh including Dhaka, Faridpur, Manikganj, Bagerhat, Pabna, Jashore, Chuadanga, and Kushtia.

  • The extraordinary heat wave in Bangladesh continues over large parts of the country. 

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  • Capital: Dhaka

  • Prime Minister: Sheikh Hasina Wazed

  • President: Mohammad Shahabuddin

  • Currency: Taka

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