Drizzles in Dhaka: Night temperature expected to fall again

Dhaka, Dec 03 – The residents of Dhaka and people elsewhere in the country woke up to drizzles on Friday morning as forecast by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. The drizzles made the atmosphere chilly after several days of a rise in night temperature. The weather office said the drizzles will continue throughout the day across the country and will start receding on Saturday.
“There’ll be rain in the southern part of the country, intensifying the cold further,” said Meteorologist Md Arif Hossain.
On Tuesday, the Met Office predicted rainfall in rainfall in the entire country, including the capital Dhaka on Thursday and Friday.
The early morning rain made things difficult for poor people like day-labourers and rickshaw-pullers.
“It would have been better had I stayed indoors and taken rest rather than braving the chilly rain,” said Hashem Ali, a rickshaw-puller sitting idle in his slow-moving three-wheeler at Mouchak intersection in the morning.
Besides, students were seen using umbrellas while going to their coaching centres in the morning on the weekend.
Meanwhile, the lowest temperature 11.5˚C was recorded at Tetulia in Panchagarh district on Thursday.
The temperature in Tetulia was recorded at 5 C on last Monday and 4.5 C on Sunday, the lowest in this season.
Various cold-related diseases affected 5,440 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government sources said on Thursday.
Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 767of the patients received treatment for an acute respiratory infection.
According to the data, 51 deaths were reported across the country between November 1 and January 2 due to cold-related diseases. – UNB