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Northern districts shiver as cold spell continues

Published : 22 Jan 2022 10:08 PM | Updated : 23 Jan 2022 03:15 PM

A mild to moderate cold wave has been blowing through many places in Bangladesh including the northern districts of the country for last several days.

The weather remained dry with temporary partly cloudy skies and light fog in different regions of Rajshahi and Rangpur division on Saturday.

The cold weather has disrupted normal life in the districts, hitting the poor, children, the elderly and the daily wagers hard.

People of the northern parts of the country often bask around a fire in the morning to get rid of the chilling cold. Almost all the districts of the north experienced a foggy and cold day on Saturday. The situation is the worst in Panchagarh.

It was one of the coldest mornings ever on Saturday in the district, with the minimum temperature dropping to 8.3 degrees Celsius in Tetulia.

The district has been experiencing bone-chilling cold for the last two days -- the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.2 and 10.1 degrees in Tetulia on Friday and Thursday, respectively.

Tetulia, the last border town in northern Bangladesh, is no stranger to extreme cold.

According to the daily weather bulletin of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), "Light rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Khulna, Barishal and Dhaka divisions."

Weather may remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country. Light to moderate fog may occur over the country from Saturday midnight to Sunday morning, according to the weather bulletin.

Night temperature may rise by 1-2 degrees and day temperature may fall slightly over the country.

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