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Cold wave to hit Bangladesh as mercury set to dip further

  • Published at 08:15 pm December 17th, 2020
Cold wave and thick fog in Panchagarh
Cold wave and thick fog in Panchagarh Dhaka Tribune

The lowest temperature in the country was 10.5°C in Tetulia on Thursday

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Thursday forecasted a mild to moderate cold wave likely to sweep over the western and northern parts of the country on Friday. The temperature might drop below 10°C. 

Meteorologist Abdul Mannan said: “The temperature will drop quite a bit today [Thursday] or tomorrow [Friday]. This could lead to mild to moderate cold waves in a large part of the country.”

He said there will be a cold wave in Rajshahi, Rangpur, and Khulna. 

On Thursday, the lowest temperature in the country was 10.5°C in Tetulia of Rangpur division, which was 12.5°C on Wednesday.

Dhaka’s temperature was 17.5°C on Wednesday whereas it dropped to 16.5°C on Thursday. 

In Chittagong, it was 18.5°C on Wednesday and dropped to 17.5°C on Thursday. In Mymensingh, it was 14.2°C on Thursday, 0.2°C lower than the previous day.

Similarly, Sylhet recorded 16°C, Rajshahi 13.4°C, Rangpur 14.2°C, Khulna 16°C, and Barishal 14°C on Thursday. 

Meteorologist Omar Farooq said: "The difference between daytime and night time temperatures has decreased. For this reason, even though the temperature has not dropped that significantly, people are feeling cold.”

Bangladesh normally experiences chilling cold from mid-December to early February, with multiple cold spells hitting the country over this period.

Meteorologists further fear that three cold waves may occur next month.

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