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Cold wave may continue till Jan 9

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 01:57 PM, 7 January 2018  

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Mild to moderate cold wave sweeping over the country and may continue for the next two days. The chilling condition is likely to improve from January 10, a met office press release said on Sunday.

According to the release, 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.

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

The weather may start to be normal from January 10, she added.

Met office said, 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.

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

Maximum temperature was recorded 26.2 degreescelsius at Teknaf in Chittagong division on Saturday and today`s minimum temperature was recorded 5.1 degrees celsius in Dinajpur.

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

Earlier, met office said, a cold wave and two mild cold waves may sweep over the country in January. Besides, temperature may decrease below 8 degree Celsius in some parts of the country during the period.