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Cold wave likely to abate by Feb 2

DHAKA, Jan 30, 2018 (BSS) - The current mild to moderate cold wave sweeping over some regions of the country might abate by February 2 as the mercury level is likely to rise across the country gradually.

"The moderate cold wave may abate from tomorrow. But the mild cold wave is likely to continue till February 1," Bazlur Rashid, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told BSS today.

The cold wave situation might abate totally from February 2, he said.

Besides, the met office, in a press release, today said mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and the regions of Tangail, Faridpur, Sitakunda, Rangamati, Srimangal, Jessore, Kushtia and Barisal.

Light to moderate fog may occur at places over the country from midnight to tomorrow morning while weather may remain dry over the country, the release added.

The minimum temperature of the country was recorded today 7.1 degrees celsius at Srimangal in Sylhet division and the maximum temperature 27.7 degrees celsius at Teknaf in Chittagong division yesterday.

The sun sets at 5.43 pm today and rises at 6.40 am tomorrow in Dhaka.