Cold wave sweeps over north-western districts
The cold wave started sweeping across the country, mainly the north-western countries, in the last week of December.
The Met Office sources said the cold will prevail through the next few days while night temperature will continue to plunge.
The months December and January are levelled as winter months in Bangladesh. But the cold wave is rarely felt in December.
Different parts of the country are likely to experience severe cold while fog is prevailing above many water bodies in the country at midnight and in the morning.
Severe cold wave is passing through the regions of Dinajpur, Chuadanga, Rajshahi, Panchagarh, and Kurigram districts while mild-to-moderate cold wave is going through Dhaka, Mymensingh, and Barishal divisions.
Moreover, mild-to-moderate cold wave is passing through some parts of Khulna, Rangpur, and Rajshahi divisions and the regions of Rangamati, Sitakunda, Sandwip, Feni, Cumilla, and Srimangal.
The lowest temperature in Rajshahi has been recorded at 6.7 degree Celsius on Thursday.
Meteorologist Latifa Helen said a mild-to-moderate cold wave is prevailing in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Jashore, Chuadanga, Satkhira, Gopalganj and Barisal districts.
For this low temperature, poor people, particularly farmers and rickshaw-pullers, have been suffering. Children and elderly people have been the worst victims.
Meanwhile, on January 21, 2015, the lowest temperature was recorded at 6.7 degree Celsius in Rajshahi.
The sources said, weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country while light-to-moderate fog may prevail in some places during late night to Sunday morning.
Night and day temperature is likely to remain nearly unchanged over the country.
The highest temperature in the country was recorded at 26.5 degree Celsius in Teknaf Upazila of Cox's Bazar District on Friday while minimum temperature was recorded at 5.2 degree Celsius in Rajarhat Upazila of Kurigram District on Saturday.