Fresh cold wave likely

Temp to fall from today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:31, Feb 08,2021


The Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Sunday warned that daily minimum temperature is likely to keep falling over next two to three days with a fresh cold wave sweeping pockets of northern and western Bangladesh.

Winter drizzle soaked parts of the country on Sunday with wind blowing up to 12 kilometre an hour was driving away the fog but intensifying the feeling of cold.

‘Minimum temperature may dip by up to two degrees Celsius today,’ said meteorologist Abdul Mannan.

He said that there was less likelihood of dense fog forming during the period because the wind is likely to blow at the current pace.

On Sunday, the country’s lowest minimum temperature of 10.5°C was recorded at Srimangal, Sylhet while the minimum temperature was close to 10°C also in parts of Rangpur division and Rangamati.

Meteorologically a cold wave is considered when several weather stations record minimum temperature at 10°C or below.

Bangladesh just emerged from a severe cold wave that swept almost the entire country last week.

BMD said that light to moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places in Dhaka, Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions today.

India Meteorological Department predicted isolated rain and thunderstorms in over Assam and Meghalaya and Mizoram and Tripura over the 24 hours until Monday noon.

After the rain is over, dense fog may occur in pockets of the Indian states, said IMD.

February is the last month of the three-month-long winter season.

Meteorologist said that the cold wave they are predicting is more likely to be the last cold wave this winter.

In the long-range forecast, BMD earlier this month predicted thunderstorms to begin at the end of the month.

On Sunday, the highest daily maximum temperature of 30.5°C was recorded at Sitakunda.

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