Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has reported that a mild cold wave is currently affecting four divisions and several districts across the country, as of the morning of January 23, 2024. This weather pattern, characterized by lower temperatures and dense fog, is expected to continue and may abate in some areas. According to the latest weather bulletin, the mild to moderate cold wave is impacting Dhaka, Rangpur, Rajshahi, and Khulna divisions, along with the districts of Moulvibazar, Barishal, Bhola, and Cumilla. This season’s lowest temperature of 6.6 degrees Celsius was recorded today in Chuadanga and Sirajganj, contrasting with the highest temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila. The BMD classifies a mild cold wave as temperatures ranging from 8 to 10 degrees Celsius, a moderate cold wave from 6 to 8 degrees Celsius, and a severe cold wave as temperatures falling below 6 degrees Celsius. Read: Record-breaking low temperatures trigger school closures across Bangladesh Alongside the cold wave, moderate to thick fog is expected to blanket the country from midnight to morning, potentially persisting until noon in some areas. This fog poses significant challenges to air navigation, inland river transport, and road communication. There is a slight expectation of rising night and day temperatures across the country. Furthermore, the BMD forecasts light rain or drizzle in one or two places over the Khulna division, while the rest of the country is likely to experience dry weather with partly cloudy skies. Residents, especially in the northern part of Bangladesh, have been facing severe cold for the last few days. This weather phenomenon has significantly disrupted normal life, affecting daily routines and transport services. Read: Govt changes class schedule for primary schools due to cold wave
Tetulia of Panchagarh district, this morning (January 03, 2024), recorded this winter's lowest temperature so far in the country at 7.4 degrees Celsius. A mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over the districts of Dinajpur, Panchagarh, and Nilphamari, and it may continue. Dhaka recorded 14.9 degrees Celsius during this period, according to the Met office. Moderate to dense fog may prevail over the country during midnight to morning, and it may continue till noon at places across the country. Kurigram shivers as temperature drops significantly Air traffic, inland river transport, and road communication may be disrupted due to the dense fog. Night and day temperatures may remain nearly unchanged across the country. Due to dense fog, cold may prevail across the country. The weather may remain dry, with temporary partly cloudy skies over the country. Cold wave sweeps parts of country; lowest temperature recorded in Nilphamari’s Syedpur
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Maritime ports of Bangladesh have been advised to hoist distant cautionary signal no. one as the deep depression over Westcentral Bay and adjoining area moved slightly north-northeastwards and now lies over the same area. At 6 am on Monday, it was centred about 840 kms West-Southwest of Chattogram port, 800 kms West-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 710 kms southwest of Mongla and Payra ports, respectively, said a special Met office bulletin this morning (October 23, 2023). Read: Extreme weather kills 2 million, costs $4 trillion in 50 years: WMO It is likely to move north-northeastwards and intensify further, added the bulletin. Maximum sustained wind speed within 48 kms of the deep depression centre is about 50 kph rising to 60 kph in gusts or squalls. Sea will remain rough near the deep depression centre. Read: New weather forecasting system launched for Bangladeshi farmers Meanwhile, all fishing boats and trawlers over the North Bay and deep sea have been advised to remain closed to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea, reads the special bulletin.
The low-lying areas of the northern districts including Rangpur, Kurigram, and Nilphamari have been inundated due to the incessant rainfall for the last couple of days, causing immense sufferings to the residents. In Nilphamari, the low-lying areas of 14 villages in Dimla upazila of the district have been inundated due to the rainfall over the past five days till Sunday. The villages include Char Bagir Char, Chatu Nama, Madhya Chandna, Rauta Bazar, Hater Bazar, Boro Bari, Char Jhunagachha, Boro chatna, Tepakhari Bari, Maddhya Khari Bari and other areas. Abdul Awal, an officer of the local weather observatory center, said they have recorded 304 mm of rainfall in the past five days till 6 am on Sunday. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Meteorological Department has recorded 179 mm of rainfall in Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari district in the past 24 hours till 6 am on Sunday, the highest rainfall of this season. How to be Safe During and After Heavy Rains In Rangpur, the low-lying areas of Rangpur district have been inundated due to the torrential rainfall for the last several days, causing untold suffering to the people. Mostafizur Rahman, an officer of Rangpur Weather Observatory Centre, said the Met office has recorded 831 mm of rainfall in Rangpur division in the past 24 hours till 9 am on Sunday, the season’s highest rainfall in Rangpur division. During this period, the met office has recorded 179 mm of rainfall in Syedpur of Nilphamari district, highest rainfall in this season. Besides, they also recorded 108 mm of rainfall in Rangpur district, he said. Rain may continue for two more days, he added. Rains likely to continue till September 25 The low-lying areas including Kamal Kasna, Mahiganj, Botla, New Jummapur, East Jummapara, Tajhat, Babupara, Kamarpara, Adrashapara, Nagar Mirganj, Shalban, Mistripara, Kalabari Darshana Modern intersection, Munshipara, Hanumantala, Mulatola, Medical Para in Rangpur district town have been submerged by the rain water. In Kurigram, people, especially the daily wage earners have been facing difficulties due to the torrential rainfall for the last couple of days. The normal life of people was disrupted badly due to the rain. Subol Chandra Roy, an officer of Kurigram Rajarhat Weather Observatory Centre, the Met office has recorded 59 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours till 3 pm while light to moderate rains will likely occur in the next 24 hours in the district. The rains will continue for two more days, he said. Nur Islam, a resident of Kadamtala village said “It has been raining since morning and I have no work. If it continues, then the normal life of people will be paralyzed.” Anarul Kabir, a resident of Bhogdanga village, said already the Aman paddy crops have been damaged in last season and now the farmers sowed the seed of Aman again in this season. If the rains continue, Aman crops will be damaged again, he said. More rains likely to drench Bangladesh Besides, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted that there may be more rain across the country, including in Dhaka, over 72 hours starting from 9 am today. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at most places in Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions, and at a few places in Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls in places over Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions,” said the Met Office bulletin. Highest rainfall in the country, 179 mm, was recorded in Nilphamari’s Saidpur in 24 hours till 6 am Sunday.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in eight divisions, including Dhaka, over 24 hours starting from 9 am today (September 17, 2023). “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at many places over Dhaka, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions; at a few places over Mymensingh and Khulna divisions; and at one or two places over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Dhaka, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions,” it said. Read: Dhaka's air quality 'moderate' this morning Meanwhile, a mild heatwave is sweeping over the districts of Dhaka, Tangail, Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Rangpur, Panchagarh, Kurigram, Moulvibazar, Jashore and Chuadanga, and it may abate in some places. Daytime temperatures may remain nearly unchanged, and nighttime temperatures may fall slightly across the country. The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 37.5 and 25.2 degrees Celsius in Saidpur and Kutubdia respectively. Read: Monte Rosa glacier loses 60 m of thickness in 10 years The weather office recorded the highest 27mm rainfall in Noakhali’s Hatiya upazila. Monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in eight divisions, including Dhaka, in 24 hours commencing 9 am on Monday (September 11, 2023). Read: Weather forecast: Light to moderate rain likely in Dhaka, other divisions over 24 hours “Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions; at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Dhaka divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country," said a regular BMD bulletin on Monday. Day and night temperatures may fall slightly over the country. Country’s highest 132 mm rainfall was recorded in Chattogram’s Kutubdia in 24 hours till 6am today. Read: Weather forecast: Light to moderate rain likely in Dhaka, other divisions Meanwhile, mild heat wave is sweeping Rajshahi, Pabna, Sirajgonj, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Jashore, Chuadanga, Barishal, Patuakhali and Bhola districts and it may abate in some places, said the bulletin. Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay, added the bulletin.
The ongoing mild heat wave in Rajshahi, Pabna, Rangpur, Dinajpur & Nilphamari districts may last for more days, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department. It forecast light to moderate rains in different parts of the country in 24 hours commencing 9am on Monday (July 24, 2023). Read: Summer Heatwave: Here’s How to Keep Children Safe “Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely at many places over Mymensingh & Sylhet divisions; at a few places over Rangpur & Chattogram divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna & Barishal divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over Sylhet & Mymensingh divisions,” said a bulletin of BMD. Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Read: Heatwave sweeping Chuadanga with country’s highest temperature The axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Gangetic WestBengal to Assam across southern part of Bangladesh. One of its associated troughs extends up to North Bay. Monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay, said the bulletin.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today (July 20, 2023) predicted light to moderate rain in Dhaka and seven other divisions over 24 hours, starting at 9 am. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at many places in Chattogram and Sylhet divisions; at a few places in Khulna and Barishal divisions; and at one or two places in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions, with moderately heavy falls at places across the country,” said a met office bulletin. Rain, thundershowers likely across the country A mild heat wave is sweeping over Rangpur division and the districts of Rajshahi, Pabna and Chuadanga, and it may continue, the weather forecast said. Weather forecast: Light to moderate rain likely in Dhaka, elsewhere over 24 hours Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged in the country. A low pressure area has formed over the northwest Bay and adjoining area. The axis of the monsoon trough runs through India's Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across the southern part of Bangladesh. Monsoon is less active over Bangladesh and moderate elsewhere over the north Bay. Weather forecast: More rain likely across the country over 72 hours
According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department's (BMD) weather forecast, there may be more rain across the country, including in Dhaka, over a 72-hour period (starting from 9 am today, July 10, 2023). "Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions, with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions in 24 hours," the Met Office said. Read: Heavy rains cause flooding and mudslides in southwest Japan, leaving 2 dead and at least 6 missing The highest, 22 mm, rainfall was recorded in Hatiya and Cumilla in 24 hours, till 6 am today. Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions and it may fall slightly elsewhere over the country , the weather forecast added. Read: Drowning Prevention: Open Water Safety Precautions for Travellers The country’s highest temperature was recorded at 36.9 degree Celsius on Sunday in Rajshahi. Meanwhile, monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and weak to moderate over North Bay