Winter starts knocking
08 December 2015,Nirapad News: With the weather getting cool for past few days, the wintry touch of it has started arriving tiptoeing across the country, met office sources said today.
Arif Hossain, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Metrological Department (BMD), said since the beginning of this month, cool weather has been prevailing in the country but intensity of cold is likely to rise after mid-December.
“We are feeling cool weather with very light magnitude because of cloudy sky…. Its intensity will increase with disappearance of cloudy weather,” he added.
According a long range weather forecast, night temperature may decrease gradually during the month of December and one light to mild coldwave is likely to sweep over north, northeastern and central parts of the country at the end of December.
Light to dense fog may occur over northern parts and river basins of the country since the period of night to morning while light or moderate fog is likely to occur in other regions, it added. The country may also witness thick fog with ranging two or three days this month, it added.
“Normally winter starts setting in at the beginning of December … but in recent years we observed delay in its arrival. It is not clear whether it has any link with climate change,” an official of BMD told the news agency.
According to climatologists, shrinking of winter period and prolonging of summer and rainy seasons are linked with climate change. As Bangladesh is already facing adverse impact of global warming, it is witnessing abnormal behavior of weather during the current decade, they added.
Setting of delayed cold might have link with climate change, they observed.
Light rain or drizzle is likely at one or two places over Rajshahi and Dhaka divisions and weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country, a press release of Met Office said today.
Light to moderate fog may occur at places over the river basins of the country from midnight to morning.
Night and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.
The highest maximum temperature in the country was recorded 30 degrees Celsius at Chandpur today while the lowest minimum temperature registered 13.3 degrees Celsius at Srimangal.
The maximum temperature in Dhaka was 27.4C and the minimum was 20.2C.
Chittagong’s maximum was 27.7C and the minimum 19C, Rajshahi maximum 25.6C and minimum 17.5C, Khulna maximum 27.5C and minimum19.8C, Barisal maximum 27.5C and minimum 19 C, Sylhet maximum 28.3C and minimum 16.5C