A shivering cold coupled with dense fog pummelled the country, disrupting daily activities and communications by roads, rivers and air and spreading winter-related diseases.
Heavy fog has disrupted flight operations at the Dhaka airport over the past several days, causing passengers to suffer.
This year’s lowest temperature has been recorded at 6.2 degrees Celsius in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh district.
A mild cold wave is sweeping over parts of the country with a forecast of a slight fall in temperatures in the night.
Drizzle to light rain is likely to occur at different places over Dhaka, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions today, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department weather forecast.
The ongoing cold wave sweeping over many parts of the country will be over in the next day or two but not in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions, where the cold wave will last the entire month.
There are quite a few things to be noted about the on-going cold wave. Of them, two are obvious. For one thing, it has been relentless in its pattern, and therefore, cumulative and gripping in its chilling effect.
The prevailing cold wave sweeping through Bangladesh is likely to stay for two more days before another phase arrives somewhere in the middle of this month.
With an oxygen mask on, Safat, little over a month old, was reluctant to open his eyes at Dhaka Shishu Hospital. His mother wore a worried expression on her face as she held him tightly, trying to keep him warm.