Bangladesh: Cold Wave - No.131

Originally published
Disaster Title: Cold Wave

Date and Time of onset: January 04, 2010

Location of the disaster: Bangladesh.

Event Details:

The mid cold wave sweeping over western, northern and some central parts of the country may continue for another one day. According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, a cold wave was sweeping over the country's northern regions. The average temperature in the country may fall slightly in the next 24 hours. According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) weather forecast, the Weather is likely to remain dry with tempo, partly cloudy sky over the country. Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country. Prevailing mild cold wave over Rajshahi division and the regions of Jessore, Kushtia, Tangail, Mymensingh and Madaripur may continue. Night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country. The weather condition for the last few days is given bellow:

Country's Temperature (degrees Celsius)
8.0 Srimangal
28.5 in Cox's Bazar
8.6 in Jessore
27.4 in Teknaf


About 33 persons, most of them elderly and children, reportedly died of cold related diseases in the northern districts in the last 11 days.


The Daily New Age (P. 6, Col. 3 & P. 5, Col. 1) dated 05.01.2010.
The Daily Star (P. 2, Col. 3) dated 04.01.2010.,

Reporting by:

NIRAPAD Secretariat
19/13 (Ground Floor), Babar Road, Block-B,
Mohammadpur, Dhaka