April 16, 2024, 10:46 pm

Staff Correspondent

2024-01-23 16:34:47 BdST

Dhaka records season’s lowest temperature at 11°C

Capital Dhaka witnessed the season’s lowest temperature with the mercury dropping to 11 degrees Celsius on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, the minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 12.1 degrees Celsius, which was the lowest till then for this winter.

Meanwhile, a mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Dhaka, Rangpur, Rajshahi, and Khulna divisions and the districts of Moulvibazar, Barishal, Bhola, and Cumilla, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said in a forecast for the next 72 hours commencing at 9 am today.

“It may continue as a mild cold wave and abate from some places.”

The lowest temperature – 6.6 degrees Celsius – was recorded in Chuadanga, while the highest temperature – 27.5 degrees Celsius – was recorded in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar, according to the Met office.

Temperature between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius is considered a mild cold wave, 6 and 8 degrees Celsius a moderate cold wave, 4 and 6 degrees Celsius a severe cold wave, and less than 4 degrees Celsius a very severe cold wave.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country from midnight to morning and it may continue till noon at places. Air navigation, inland river transport, and road communication may be disrupted due to thick fog.

Night and day temperatures may rise slightly, read the forecast.

Light rain/drizzle is likely to occur at one or two places in Khulna division and weather may remain dry with partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country, the BMD predicted.

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