A mild to moderate cold wave may sweep across most parts of the country within one or two days.
Shahinul Islam, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said temperature may start declining from Monday and it will continue till Tuesday to Wednesday.
The country’s lowest temperature was recorded at 9.1 degrees Celsius in Srimangal while it was 15 degrees Celsius in Dhaka on Sunday, according to a forecast of BMD.
The mild cold wave may prevail across the country including the central part during the time while the temperature may increase again from January 7, the met official said.
The chill weather from Saturday has been disrupting normal life in several districts in the country.
Cold weather is forcing people to stay indoors and causing sufferings to low-income people, including day labourers and rickshaw pullers.
Many people are crowding stores of warm clothes and quilt to buy warm clothes.
Temperature between 8 to 10 degrees Celsius is termed as a mild cold wave. The moderate cold wave is termed when the temperature is recorded between 6 to 8 degrees Celsius while the temperature below 6 degrees Celsius is called intense cold wave.
“The night temperature may fall in the next 72 hours. Night temperature may remain nearly unchanged and day temperature may fall slightly over the country,” forecasted BMD.
Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country from midnight to morning.