Mercury may dip slightly

Staff Correspondent

8 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Temperature may fall slightly at some places in the northern and western parts of the country as a mild cold wave is likely to sweep over the regions from today.

Aftab Uddin, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), said a mild cold wave may continue from Monday and spread across the country in the next two days.

Light to moderate fog may occur at places over the country during late night to morning while night and day temperature may fall slightly over the country, he said.

It will be the last spell of cold wave in this winter season and the temperature may start to gradually increase after February 11-12, he added.

“Ridge of sub-continental high extends up to West Bengal and adjoining area.

Trough of low lies over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh. Seasonal low lies over South Bay.”

Storm and rain coupled with thunder may occur in the northern, north-western and middle part of the country in the second half of February.

The ongoing cold wave may abate gradually in the first half of February and thundershower and storm may occur soon after farewell of cold this month, according to a three month forecast of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Country’s lowest temperature 10.5 degrees Celsius was recorded at Sreemangal in Sylhet while the lowest temperature in Dhaka was 17 degrees on Sunday, according to the BMD.

Three spells of cold wave have swept over the country in this season but cold wave was severe in the northern region. The lowest temperature of this season was 5.5 degrees Celsius in January.