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Yet another cold wave to hit Bangladesh by Thursday

  • Published at 07:47 pm January 5th, 2019
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File photo: An elderly boatman shivers in the cold sitting in his boat by the banks of the Buriganga river in old dhaka as chilly winds swept across the country MD Manik

‘The coldest month of the year is January, with frequently severe cold temperatures’

The cold wave currently blowing over the northern parts of the country including Panchagarh, may continue for another two-three days Another major cold wave is expected to hit by Thursday, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

The weather office said that a severe cold wave is persistent over Panchagarh district. A remaining mild to moderate cold wave is passing over the Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions, and also Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Satkhira, Jessore, Kushtia, Srimangal, Bhola and Barisal regions, and it may continue.

Meteorologist Hafizur Rahman says: "The coldest month of the year is January, during which severe cold temperatures are frequent. In regions where the cold wave is persistent, the situation may improve in 2-3 days, or it can remain the same."

He also said that by Thursday there is a possibility of another major cold wave across the country.

The weather forecast for the next 24 hours from 9am on Sunday has been reported to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy skies and light to moderate fog in some regions of the country.

The weather office also said temperatures may rise slightly, later on Sunday night.  The temperature on Monday morning is expected to remain unchanged. In the next 48 hours, temperatures may rise further during the night and there is no possibility of significant changes in weather over the next five days.

In Dhaka on Saturday, around 6am, the relative humidity was 87%.

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