Large parts of Bangladesh are likely to be engulfed in a blanket of moderate to thick fog for up to 12 hours from Thursday midnight, the weather office has predicted.
Besides, the weather may remain dry with partly cloudy sky over the country, according to the daily Met bulletin, reports UNB.
The ridge of sub-continental high extends up to Bihar in neighbouring India and adjoining area. Seasonal low lies over the South Bay, according to the bulletin.
However, Shahinul Islam, a meteorologist with the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), said that temperature has started to rise as there is no mild cold wave currently in the country.
“There is a possibility of rain in the country next week and then severe cold will be felt all over” he said.
In the last 24 hrs till 6am, the country’s minimum temperature was recorded at 10 degrees in Badalgachhi of Rajshahi district while the maximum temperature was recorded at 30.0 degrees in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district, according to the bulletin. The chill weather 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.
People were seen lighting fire with straw and tree leaves to fight the shivering cold in the morning.
Health experts have urged people to stay indoors, particularly in the morning hours, to avoid catching cold.
They said cold makes children and the elderly especially vulnerable to respiratory diseases. The number of hospitalised patients at health facilities in the north has been on the rise too.