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Monday January 22, 2018 11:52 PM

Bangladesh to be hit by cold waves in January

  • Published at 01:00 PM January 02, 2018
Bangladesh to be hit by cold waves in January
People gather around a small fire for warmthMehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The temperature may go below 8°C in some parts of the country

A cold and two mild cold waves may sweep over Bangladesh in January, according to the monthly outlook of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

The temperature may go below 8°C in some parts of the country during the period.

According to the Meteorological Department, night temperature may fall in the coming 48 hours, while parts of the Rangpur, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions may experience cold waves.

North and central Bangladesh may experience a medium (6-8°C) or intense (4-6°C) cold wave this month and 2-3 light (8-10°C) or medium cold waves in other parts of the country this month, said the forecast.

However, the overall average temperatures across the country may remain normal.

The north, northeast, northwest, central and river basin areas may expect heavy fog, while other areas may experience light to medium fog on Tuesday.

Parts of the Chittagong division and one or two areas in Sylhet, Barisal and Khulna may expect light to medium showers, according to forecast.

The weather will remain dry in most other parts of the country with some temporary cloudy skies.

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