Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) A mild cold wave will continue over various districts in the northern and central regions of Bangladesh following two days of rain, weather officials said on Tuesday.
The country’s lowest temperature was recorded at 6 degrees Celsius in Tetulia on Tuesday morning. Dhaka recorded 11.6 degrees Celsius at the time, reports bdnews24.
A light to medium cold wave is blowing over Faridpur, Gopalganj, Rajshahi, Pabna, Kurigram, Panchagarh, Jashore and Chuadanga regions, said meteorologist Rasheduzzaman.
“The cold wave is set to continue. It will extend its reach over the next 24 hours.”
According to Tuesday’s forecast, the sky will remain partly cloudy with fairly dry weather prevailing across the country. The northwestern regions and the river basins might witness light to medium fog from midnight until morning.
The period between December and February marks the winter season in Bangladesh. The intensity of cold usually increases in the midst of January.
Two cold waves swept across different regions of the country during the last half of December.
Three cold waves will sweep over Bangladesh in January, according to the Met Office.