Cold wave may continue till Jan 9


DHAKA, Jan 7, 2018 (BSS) – The cold wave sweeping over the country may continue for the next two days while the chilling condition is likely to improve from January 10, according to an official of the met office.

“The severe cold wave is sweeping over Rajshahi, Pabna, Dinajpur and Kushtia regions and it may continue for the next two days,” Nijhum Rokeya Ahmed, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told BSS this morning.

The mild to moderate cold wave, sweeping over Dhaka, Mymensingh and Barisal divisions and the remaining parts of Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions and the regions of Srimangal and Sitakunda, is also likely to continue by this time, she said, adding that the weather may start to be normal from January 10.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country from mid night to tomorrow morning and it may continue at some places till noon while weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country, said a met office press release here today.

Night and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

Maximum temperature was recorded 26.2 degrees celsius yesterday at Teknaf in Chittagong division and today’s minimum temperature 5.1 degrees celsius at Dinajpur in Rangpur division.

The sun sets at 5:26 pm today and rises at 6:43 am tomorrow in Dhaka.