BSS-03 Mild cold wave likely throughout January





Mild cold wave likely throughout January

DHAKA, Jan 13, 2018 (BSS) -The current mild cold wave, sweeping over most
regions of the country, is likely to continue throughout January while the
moderate cold wave hitting certain regions might abate within two or three
days as the country’s overall mercury level starts increasing gradually.

“The moderate cold wave, severity with minimum temperature at 6.1-8.0
degree Celsius, is likely to abate by the next two or three days. But the
mild cold wave situation, severity with minimum mercury level at 8.1-10.0
degree Celsius, may continue throughout this month over a few regions of the
country,” Mizanur Rahman, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological
Department (BMD), told BSS this morning.

The overall temperature of the country increased by 4.5 degree Celsius
with today’s minimum temperature reaching 7.0 degree Celsius at northwestern
Tetulia that witnessed record low temperature at 2.6 degree Celsius on
January 8, he said.

However, the met office in a weather forecast today said mild to moderate
cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions and the
regions of Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Jessore, Kushtia,
Satkhira, Chuadanga, Barisal, Sitakunda and Rangamati.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country from midnight to tomorrow
morning and it may continue at places till noon while weather may remain dry
with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.

Night temperature may rise by 1-2 degree Celsius and day temperature may
remain nearly unchanged over the country.

Minimum temperature of the country was recorded today 7.0 degree Celsius
at Tetulia and Jessore respectively and maximum temperature at 24.8 degrees
Celsius at Khepupara in Barisal division on Friday.

The sun sets at 5:31pm today and rises at 6:44am tomorrow in Dhaka.

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