The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) yesterday said that a mild cold wave is cur-rently affecting several districts across the Dhaka, Rangpur, and Rajshahi divisions.
According to the BMD’s latest weather bulletin, the districts experiencing this mild cold wave in-clude Kishoreganj, Rajshahi, Pabna, Naogaon, Panchagarh, and Kurigram. The bulletin said the lowest temperature recorded at 9.5 degrees Celsius in Rajshahi, Pabna’s Ishwardi, and Naogan’s Badalgachi. Meanwhile, the highest temperature of 28 degrees Celsius was observed in Chatto-gram’s Sitakunda, mirroring the previous day’s reading.
The BMD classifies a mild cold wave as temperatures ranging from 8 to 10 degrees Celsius. A moderate cold wave is categorized by temperatures between 6 to 8 degrees Celsius, while a severe cold wave is indicated by temperatures falling below 6 degrees Celsius.
Furthermore, the weather report predicts moderate to thick fog coverage across the country from midnight to morning, potentially lingering until noon in some areas. The overall weather is ex-pected to remain mainly dry, with temporary partly cloudy skies.
There might be a slight decrease in night temperatures over the north-northeastern part of Bangla-desh, while a minor increase is forecasted for other regions of the country. Daytime temperatures are anticipated to stay nearly unchanged nationwide.
Residents, particularly in the northern regions, have been facing severe cold in recent days, causing disruptions to normal life and activities.