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Cold wave continues, rain likely

Published : 20 Jan 2022 10:09 PM

A mild cold wave had been sweeping over four northern districts on Thursday. Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet are expected to receive light rain till Saturday according to the Meteorological Department.

Thursday marked the 6th day of the month of Magh. At this stage of Magh, the intensity of winter has increased in different parts of the country. The lowest temperature recorded in the country on Thursday was 9.3 degree Celsius in Rajshahi.

Besides, the minimum temperature in the morning was 9.6 degrees Celsius at Ishwardi in Pabna, 9.6 degrees Celsius at Badalgachhi in Naogaon and 10 degrees Celsius at Rajarhat in Kurigram. The temperature in Panchagarh's Tentulia has risen to 10.1 degrees Celsius, up from 9.8 degrees yesterday. The minimum temperature in Dhaka is 14 degrees Celsius.

The highest temperature in the country on Wednesday was 28.6 degrees Celsius in Teknaf.

Meteorologist Abul Kalam told Bangladesh Post that light rain or drizzle is likely in Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions till Saturday. Light to moderate fog can fall all throughout the country from midnight to morning.

He also said that day and night temperatures may remain almost unchanged across the country at this time.

The meteorologist further said that mild cold wave is sweeping over Rajshahi, Pabna, Naogaon and Kurigram districts and it may continue.

According to the Meteorological Department, the increase in western light pressure is located in the foothills of the Himalayan region of West Bengal and adjoining areas. The extension of the subcontinental high pressure zone is located in West Bengal and adjoining areas. The normal seasonal light pressure extends to the South Bay.