Wind intensifies cold bite

Wind has intensified the bite of cold as the country is passing through a mild to moderate cold wave.
Met office said on Friday that the wind from north and northwesterly direction was blowing across the country at 5-10 kilometre per hour.
The night and day temperature would remain unchanged until Saturday and was likely to rise after Saturday, said meteorologist Omar Faruq.
The day to day life of people all over the country is being hampered severely by the shivering cold while dense fog has disrupted ferry services by several hours on major routes on the River Padma.
The met office recorded the lowest temperature on Friday at 6.2 degrees Celsius at Badalgachhi under Rajshahi division.
It said a mild to moderate cold wave was sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barisal divisions and the regions of Rangamati, Sitakunda, Chandpur, Tangail, Faridpur, Kishoreganj, Madaripur and Hatiya and it might continue.
The recorded lowest temperature was in the range of 6.2 to 8 degrees Celsius in Rajshahi division, in the range of 7 degrees Celsius in Rangpur division and in the range of 6.8 to 9 degrees Celsius in Khulna division.
The recorded lowest temperature in Dhaka was 11 degrees Celsius on Friday.
Met office said weather might remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.
Moreover, moderate to thick fog might occur over the country from midnight to morning and continue until noon over northwestern part of the country, it added.
New Age correspondent in Munshiganj reported that ferry services on the Shimulia-Kathalbari route was suspended for seven hours on Friday due to thick fog.
Besides, three ferries with vehicles and passengers got stuck in the mid-river.
Some three hundred vehicles with passengers were waiting to be ferried on Friday morning.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation manager Gias Uddin Patwari in Shimulia point said the ferry service was suspended from 3:00am to 10:00am on Friday due to dense fog.
Visibility was very low because of the thick fog, he said.