Mild to moderate cold wave sweeps over country

Lowest 6.6°C recorded in Kurigram

Staff Correspondent | Published: 16:24, Dec 19,2020 | Updated: 01:35, Dec 20,2020


A mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over the country with the lowest temperature recording at 6.6 degrees Celsius at Rajarhat in Kurigram on Saturday, said the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

BMD said in its bulletin at 6:00pm on Saturday that a mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over the Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions and some parts of Tangail, Faridpur, Gopalganj, Srimangal, Jashore, Kushtia Barishal and Bhola and it may continue for next 24 hours.

Night temperature may fall slightly and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it said.

The country’s lowest temperature, 6.6 degrees Celsius, was recorded at Rajarhat of Kurigram while the highest temperature, 29.0 degrees Celsius, was recorded at Teknaf on the day.

Weather may remain dry over the country while moderate to thick fog may occur at places over the river basins of the country and light to moderate fog may occur at places elsewhere over the country during midnight to morning, BMD said.

The New Age correspondent in Pabna reported that the temperature in the district dropped by 4 degrees Celsius on Saturday compared to Friday.

Nazmul Haque, weatherman at the Ishwardi Met Office said that the minimum temperature in Pabna’s Ishwardi was recorded at 7.6°C on Saturday. The minimum temperature was 11.5°C on Friday.

The sun was not visible throughout day in the district on Saturday, with blowing of intermittent cold wind.

Day-labourers hit hard by the cold and children and elderly people are suffering from various cold-related diseases.

The New Age correspondent in Lalmonirhat reported that the lowest temperature was recorded at Rajarhat of the district on Saturday.

Subal Chandra, weather man at the district Met Office, said that the moderate cold wave is likely to continue for one or two more days and the mercury may drop further.

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