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Dewdrops on foliage herald advent of winter

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dewdrops on foliage herald advent of winter

The countdown to winter has begun in nature as it has given its first signal with fog and dewdrop on the leaves and dark green foliages heralding the advent of the winter early in the country this year.

The night and day temperatures have started falling steadily since October 22, inviting an early winter in the northern region of the country.

Bangladesh is a country of six seasons, but winter stays here only for two months. The months are December and January.

So everybody eagerly waits for winter. Many people consider winter as a season of festival in our country.

The winter brings excitement among people. It is treated as a blessing for a section of rich people while people living under the poverty line suffer terribly during winter for want of warm clothes. The difference between night and day time has been changing. Overall temperature will reduce gradually in November, said Omar Faruq, meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

The monsoon left the country during the month of October while the wind pattern is changing from southwards to northwards, he said.

A gradual strengthening of northeasterly wind is expected in the later part of November to December.

One or two mild or moderate cold waves may hit the country’s north, northeast and central regions in the last part of December, according to a forecast of BMD.

The temperature fluctuates during day and night. Today's highest temperature 33 degrees Celsius was recorded in Chattogram and the lowest 15.6 degrees Celsius at Srimangal, forecasted the local met office.

The city people have already started experiencing the cool of winter while rural people are feeling cooler weather in the northern part of the country.