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Bangladesh Meteorological Department

Winter chill bites poor

A moderate cold wave continued to shiver people in different parts of the country yesterday, disrupting normal life.  Many people, especially the poor, were struggling to secure their daily bread as they could not come out of their houses due to the inclement weather. An official at Bangladesh Meteorological Department said the cold spell is likely to continue today in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions and some other districts. However, the mercury may rise slightly in Dhaka tomorrow. The country's lowest temperature...

Fog disrupts flights, ferries

Fog disrupts flights, ferries

Morning fog caused by the prevailing cold wave through north-west and south-west parts of the country disrupted airways and waterways communication throughout the country today. Three flights of Novo Airways were delayed by about 30 to 40 minutes to reach Chittagong from Dhaka, Noor-E-Alam, manager of Chittagong’s Shah Amanat International Airport told our local...

Fog to linger in Dhaka, cold wave likely tomorrow

Fog to linger in Dhaka, cold wave likely tomorrow

The thick fog blanket in Dhaka caused by the rain and customary climate of winter might linger for the next few days, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said today. Yesterday’s rain cooled down the temperature throughout the country and caused the thick fog, Abdur Rahman, forecast officer of the met office, told The Daily Star Online. “Today’s...

Heavy downpour drenches Dhaka

Heavy downpour drenches Dhaka

Incessant rain has submerged different parts of the capital in ankle-deep water, wreaking havoc on the city life today. A total of 40 millimetres of rainfall was recorded in the city in six hours till noon, Mohammad Shah Alam, director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told The Daily Star over phone. The highest rainfall was recorded...

Hot summer brings power cuts again

Hot summer brings power cuts again

The country has been left bone dry and hungry for electricity to cool off due to an alarming drop in rainfall and a mild heat wave sweeping through several districts. The first month of Bangla new year Baishakh, beginning on April 14, ushered in no nor'westers or rainfall in Dhaka. The Met office sees...

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