Mild cold spell has continued across the country for the last two days. Most of the towns, especially in the north, are covered in fog. The wind is blowing. As a result, the incidence of winter is increasing. Traffic is moving on roads and highways with headlights on.
The temperature in the capital Dhaka dropped slightly on Tuesday (January 18) compared to Monday. The minimum temperature recorded in Dhaka today was 14.6 degrees Celsius. Yesterday it was 28 degrees Celsius.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours from 9 am on Tuesday (January 18) said that mild cold wave is prevailing in the northern districts of Naogaon, Dinajpur and Panchagarh. However, it can be alleviated. It has also been reported that night and day temperatures may remain unchanged across the country.
Besides, there is a possibility of drizzle between January 20 and January 22. After the rain, cold wave will start again in different districts.
Meanwhile, the hard-working people of the northern districts have been overwhelmed by the extreme cold. They can’t get out of the house for work in unbearable cold. Especially low-income people are in dire straits due to lack of warm clothes. They are trying to prevent winter by burning straw from morning till late night.
The lowest temperature was recorded yesterday in the northernmost upazila of Tentulia. There was a temperature of 9.8 degrees Celsius in the last 24 hours. The highest temperature of 29.2 degrees Celsius has been recorded in the southernmost upazila of Teknaf.
According to the Dinajpur Meteorological Office, the minimum temperature in Dinajpur was 10 degrees Celsius at 8 am on Tuesday, the humidity was 94 percent and the wind speed was 4-5 kilometers per hour. With that, the mild cold wave continues.
According to the forecast of the department regarding the overall weather of the country, the weather across the country may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy skies. Light to moderate fog can fall anywhere in the country from midnight to morning.