|Posted : 09 Jan, 2016 22:16:20
Met Office forecasts normal cold in January
As there is little chance of a strong cold wave to sweep over the country, it may witness normal cold weather in January wrapping up the current winter season, a meteorologist told BSS.
“Season’s second cold wave was supposed to start in the second week of January. But weather pattern has apparently changed due to absence of chilly wind. Mild to Moderate cold wave is likely to sweep over some parts of the country after January 20,” said Abdur Rahman, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).
Alongside disappearance of chilly wind, he said, the country has witnessed low rainfall winter season as there is no depression at the Bay of Bengal.
“Now wintry condition is normal with the mercury slightly in the upward trend during the past couple of days... Upward trend of temperature is likely to remain static in the next several days,” the meteorologist added.
The country witnessed chilly weather after mid-December as the first spell of cold wave swept during the period, Rahman said adding, “Chances of such cold wave are little to hit the country”.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) sources said average maximum and minimum temperatures have increased two or three degree Celsius in different parts in the country compared to the period of season’s first cold wave. – DH