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.
With temperatures dipping and a cold wave sweeping throughout the country, ailments common to winter are rising, especially among children.
The cold wave sweeping over the country may continue for the next two days while the chilling condition is likely to improve from January 10, according to an official of the met office.
The cold wave that is sweeping over different parts of the country is expected to last two to three days more with the mercury going down, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
A mild cold wave is sweeping over several districts of the country causing sufferings to the poor and the elderly. The Met office said temperatures could drop even further this evening.
Biting cold and intense fog are taking a heavy toll on people living in the northern region, especially those living in charlands.
A cold wave will continue to sweep over the country for another couple of days, according to Dhaka Met Office.
The ongoing cold wave across the country may last for two to three days more, while the overall temperature is expected to rise at the end of this month, according to the Chuadanga Met office.
Jodi Borshe Magher Shes, Dhonnyo Rajar Punya Desh -- If it rains at the end of Magh (10th month of the Bengali calendar), the kingdom would prosper, said ancient wise soothsayer and astrologer Khona in a popular verse.