Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | ePaper

Fog suddenly covers Dhaka city's sky

  • Print
bdnews24.com :
Dhaka dwellers were taken aback on Monday when thick fog suddenly covered the sky amid a bright sunny weather.
It is the fifth day of Bangla month Chaitra.
The following month Baishakh marks start of the lunar calendar and the advent of hot summer. Although unusual, the phenomenon is not abnormal for the season, meteorologists have said. The fog started to engulf different areas in Dhaka around 8am. The situation remained unchanged till 11am. "This is not totally abnormal. Air pollution could have played a role," said senior BMD official Ruhul Quddus.
Meteorologists term such fog as 'mist' that brings down the visibility level between 1,000 to 2,000 metres. Fog is when the visibility level goes below 1,000 metre. Fog occurs early in the morning if temperature drops at night, Quddus said. Amount of water vapour increases at the lower level of clouds creating foggy weather in dusty areas, said the Bangladesh Meteorological Department official.
"This is the month of March and clouds are visible at places. Mists are occurring due to dusts. We can conclude that air pollution is the reason in case the situation persists."

More News For this Category

4 more killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter :At least four more persons, including a local journalist and American expatriate were killed and 40 others critically injured in separate road accidents across the country on

Two killed in road crash

UNB, Faridpur :Two people were killed and seven others injured in a road accident involving two buses and a pickup at Gazaria in Nagarkanda upazila on Monday.The deceased were

UN members adopt global migration pact

Al Jazeera News, Marrakech, Morocco :Leaders from more than 150 countries have agreed upon a global pact that sets a roadmap "to prevent suffering and chaos" for global migration

Najib arrested for tampering 1MDB report

The Star Online, Putrajaya :Najib Tun Razak has been arrested by graft investigators over the "tampering" of the 1MDB final audit report.The former prime minister, was arrested around 11:00

A Dhaka -bound bus skidded into roadside ditch on Dhaka-Khulna Highway as driver lost control of the vehicle leaving two people dead and 3 others injured. This photo was taken from Narail on Monday.

A Dhaka -bound bus skidded into roadside ditch on Dhaka-Khulna Highway as driver lost control of the vehicle leaving two people dead and 3 others injured. This photo was taken from Narail on Monday.

.

HC clears way for Hero Alam to contest in polls

Staff Reporter :The High Court (HC) on Monday cleared the way for independent candidate Ashraful Alam alias Hero Alam to contest in the December 30 election from Bogura-4 Constituency.The

No normal person could imagine such 'horrific' crime

Al Jazeera News  :The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has called for the perpetrators of the murder to be identified and put on trial.In an exclusive interview

Irregularities over Ideal School's lottery found

BSS, Dhaka :The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday allegedly found irregularities in holding lottery regarding admission to class one in the city's Ideal School and College.An enforcement team of

45kg touchstone idol recovered in Rajbari

UNB, Rajbari :A touchstone statue of Hindu goddess 'Lakshmi Narayan' was recovered from the district's Baliakandi upazila on Monday.Police's Detective Branch made the recovery during a raid in the

Pay Tk 1b to Moon Cinema Hall owner by June 30: SC

UNB, Dhaka :The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs to pay Tk 1.0 billion to the owner of Moon Cinema Hall by June