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Winter appears with chilly bites

Temperature may dip to 40C in January

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Winter is coming as chilly waves coupled with fog have been sweeping different parts of the country for the last few weeks and temperature has become a mixed bag of ups in the day and down at night.

The people of Dhaka are now experiencing taste of winter as the light cold weather accompanied by fog has been sweeping different places at night and in morning.

In rural areas, people are experiencing the bite of winter amid cold weather coupled with fog is prevailing across the country, particularly in the northern region.

The people who are involved in different professions come out early in the morning with warm clothes.

Bangladesh is a country of six seasons where winter stays only for two months (December and January). But, a period from November to February is the winter season in the country.

So, everybody eagerly waits for winter to come and many people consider winter as a season of festivals. Some consider it a romantic season as winter brings lots of excitement among people in the country. The wind pattern is changing and the sun gradually starts shining from the south point.

“Chilly waves of winter have started to appear in the northern region of the country since the start of November,” said Hafizur Rahman, meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

The difference between night and daytime is changing and the overall temperature is dropping, he said, adding that cold waves may start in December. One or two mild (8 to 10 degree Celsius) to moderate (6 to 8 degree Celsius) cold waves may prevail over northern, northeast and central regions in December, according to a three-month forecast of BMD.

Two or three mild-to-moderate cold waves may sweep the country while two of them may turn severe (4 to 6 degree Celsius) in January, it said.

Last year, the winter was relatively warm and it did not set in even after the November-December period.

But, this year the winter begins to appear in the northern region from the second week of November and spread across the country gradually.

However, for a section of people, this season is like a blessing whereas the poor people living under the poverty line suffer terribly during winter.

Monday’s highest temperature of 34.5 degrees Celsius was recorded in Cox’s Bazar and the lowest was 12.1 degrees Celsius at Tetulia, BMD forecast.