Mild cold wave likely throughout January

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Drivers drive with ample risk amid dense fog on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe current mild cold wave, sweeping over most regions of the country, is likely to continue throughout January while the moderate cold wave hitting certain regions might abate within two or three days.

“The moderate cold wave, severity with minimum temperature at 6.1-8.0 degree celsius, is likely to abate by the next two or three days,” said a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) Mizanur Rahman on Saturday.

“But the mild cold wave situation, severity with minimum mercury level at 8.1-10.0 degree celsius, may continue throughout this month over a few regions of the country," he said, reports BSS.

The overall temperature of the country increased by 4.5 degree celsius with the minimum temperature on Saturday reaching 7.0 degree celsius at northwestern Tentulia, Mizanur Rahman said.

On 8 January, Tentutlia witnessed record low temperature at 2.6 degree celsius.

However, the met office in a weather forecast on Saturday said mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions and the regions of Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Jessore, Kushtia, Satkhira, Chuadanga, Barisal, Sitakunda and Rangamati.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country from midnight to Sunday morning and it may continue at places till noon while weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.

Night temperature may rise by 1-2 degree celsius and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

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