Country’s first cold wave at end of Poush
Published: 12:10 PM, 14 January 2021 Updated: 12:43 PM, 14 January 2021
The cold wave may last for another two to three days; Photo: Collected
There is an intense cold in the nature of Bengal. Moderate to thick fog have occurred from midnight to morning and it may continue up to noon at some places over the northern part of the country. Besides, day and night temperatures have fallen slightly over the country. On the last day of Poush (Bengali month), another cold wave is sweeping over the country including the northern part.
According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), the temperature in the capital may decline today. Besides, the mild cold wave that is sweeping over the different parts of the country may last for another two to three days.
The weather forecast says — cold wave will continue in Rajshahi, Pabna, Naogaon, Dinajpur, Kurigram and Syedpur. The country's minimum temperature could drop from 6°C to 8°C. Its impact will be felt in different parts of the country including the capital.
The onset of winter in Bangladesh is mainly during the month of January. On 8 January 2018, the lowest temperature in the history of the country was recorded at 2.6°C in Tetulia, Panchagarh. On 11 January 2013, the temperature in Syedpur dropped to 3°C.
“It was the first cold wave at the beginning of the year,” said Meteorologist Monwar Hossain. “There was a cold wave in December for a few days. Mild to moderate cold wave will prevail in some areas.”
In the synoptic state of the weather, it is said that a ridge of sub-continental high has extended up to West Bengal and adjoining northwestern part
of Bangladesh. Seasonal low lies over South Bay.
The Meteorological Department, in the meantime, has forecasted a couple of cold wave in January. One of them may turn intense.