Winter is the fifth season of the Bengali year.
Poush and Magh are the two months of winter.
Winters are mainly dry and nights are longer than days.
In Bangladesh, during the winter, different types of pitha paise are eaten with date juice and new autumn rice powder.
The sky was cloudy or partly cloudy with scattered light to heavy rains in different parts of the country yesterday.
At the same time, the wind continues to blow from the north - west at a speed of 8 to 12 kilometers per hour.
Moderate to heavy fog is falling from midnight to morning.
This is disrupting normal life.
The incidence of cold - related diseases is increasing.
The meteorological department has forecast a drop in temperature and an increase in the incidence of winter after the untimely rains at the end of the 'winter solstice'.
In Barisal, Madaripur, Comilla, Khulna, Satkhira, Noakhali, Moulvibazar, Chandpur, Patuakhali and other districts, 1 to 2 mm of light rain and drizzle fell in 24 hours till yesterday evening.
The highest temperature in the country was 26.7 degrees Celsius in Teknaf and the lowest was 9.6 degrees Celsius in Tentulia.
The maximum temperature in Dhaka is 24.4 degrees Celsius and the minimum is 14.4 degrees Celsius.
The weather forecast for the next 24 hours till Saturday evening said that a mild cold wave may prevail in the north-western part of the country.
The sky may be partly cloudy temporarily.
However, the weather is likely to be mainly dry.
Nationwide, nighttime temperatures can drop by 1 to 2 degrees Celsius and daytime temperatures may drop slightly.
Moderate to heavy fog can fall somewhere from midnight to morning.
The night temperature may drop further in the next 48 hours.
The weather may not change much in the next 5 days.
At present, an extension of the subcontinental high pressure zone has shifted from Bihar in India to West Bengal and the adjoining western part of Bangladesh.