Bangladesh faces longest heat wave in 76 years

Bangladesh went through its longest heat wave in recorded history in April, lasting for 27 days straight, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday as the phenomenon broke records for the number of heat wave days in a single year since 1948.

According to the source, nearly 75% of the country has been affected by continuous heat waves, with temperatures reaching as high as 42.7C (108.9F).

The Met Office, the United Kingdom’s national weather service, has attributed the extreme weather to climate change, noting that both the minimum and maximum temperatures in the country are increasing.

The heat wave has disrupted lives and livelihoods, leading to the closure of schools and educational institutions for a week.

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