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Mild cold wave sweeping over Panchagarh

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  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Mild cold wave sweeping over Panchagarh

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Mild cold wave has been sweeping over Panchagarh district, causing sufferings to the poor people in the region.

Dense fog and biting cold are affecting everyday life in the district.

People of other districts in the country are likely to experience the fury of cold wave from Sunday night.

Blankets of mild to moderate fog have covered the country. Biting cold wave may spread across the country within one or two days, said AKM Ruhul Kuddus, meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Night and day temperature may fall by 1-2 ˚C on Monday, he said adding that Rajshahi, Jashore, Pabna, Kushtia, Satkhira, Khulna, Faridpur, Bogura, Dinajpur, Rangpur and some other districts will face the cold wave. The temperature may increase slightly across the country after Tuesday, he added.

The cold wave accompanied by dense fog will aggravate the situation by the end of December, said the meteorologist.   The lowest temperature of the country was recorded at 9.4 ˚C at Tetulia in Panchagarh around 9:00am on Sunday and it was the same on Saturday, according to BMD.

The temperature in Tetulia was recorded at 9 ˚C on December 16 and December 17, the lowest in this season.

One or two mild (8-10˚C) to moderate (6-8˚C) cold wave may sweep over the north, northeastern and central region of the country by the end of December, according to a three month climate outlook of BMD.

“Two to three mild (8-10˚C) to moderate (6-8˚C) and two severe (4-6 ˚C) cold wave may sweep over the country in January,” it said.

People living in open and public spaces like bus and railway stations, daily labourers and slum-dwellers are suffering a lot amid the biting cold in the northern region.

They are buying warm clothes, but poor people such as day labours, workers, peasants and floating people are getting worried.

Poor people are seen burning straw and tree leaves to fight the cold at night. They are also seen worried due to lack of work.

Due to dense fog, vehicles are running on roads with headlights on amid daylight.