After a moderate cold wave in the beginning of the winter, the met office forecast the temperature is likely to remain colder for two more days.
“The temperature is dropping for the cold breeze from the north. Moderate to dense fog is spreading, too,” Bangladesh Meteorological Department’s senior weatherman Abdur Rahman told bdnews24.com on Tuesday.
Following the cold wave in the middle of Poush, the first month of winter in Bengali calendar, it is natural for the mercury to fall, he said.
The fall in the difference of the maximum and the minimum temperature is also leading the people in Dhaka to feel colder than they usually do, Rahman said.
In a regular forecast, the Department said the weather is likely to remain dry in Dhaka and adjacent areas with a partly cloudy sky and light to moderate fog.
The temperature may fall slightly over the area in the night.
The maximum temperature was 21°C and the minimum temperature was 13°C in Dhaka.
The minimum temperature of the country was 9.7°C in Srimangal while Rangamati had the maximum 25 °C.
Deaths of infants due to cold diseases. Doctors of Gaibandha and Bhola districts said 19 children, mostly infants, died in past two weeks due to cold diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea.
In Gaibandha, three children died on Monday.
Gaibandha Sadar Hospital’s residential medical officer Abu Hanif said 28 children were admitted on Tuesday.
In Bhola, seven children died in the past two weeks and 72, including 40 affected by pneumonia, are still in the Sadar Hospital, residential medical officer Sharif Ahmed said.