Southern, northern regions still in grip of cold wave

Staff Correspondent

18 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Though the fury of the biting cold has reduced slightly in some parts of the country, the northern and southern regions are still in the grip of cold wave.

Ridge of Sub-continental high extends up to West Bengal and adjoining area as seasonal low lies over the South Bay, said a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over the regions of Madaripur, Gopalganj, Sitakunda, Rajshahi, Pabna, Badalgachi, Dinajpur, Tetulia, Dimla, Rajarhat, Satkhira, Jashore, Chuadanga, Barishal and Moulvibazar.

The cold wave may continue for more days and light to moderate fog may occur at places over the country during midnight to morning.

The maximum temperature was recorded 28.4 degree Celsius in Sylhet while minimum temperature 6.1 degrees in Chuadanga on Thursday.

People, especially the elderly ones and low-income group, have been facing untold sufferings due to severe cold wave.

A large number of disadvantaged people living in open and public spaces like bus and railway stations, day-labourers and slum dwellers are suffering a lot as they cannot afford to buy warm clothes.

The number of patients with cough, fever, asthma and cold-related diseases marked a sharp rise during the last couple of days, hospital sources said.

Crop cultivation has also been affected due to continuous cold wave and fog.