Temperature likely to rise Monday

As chilly winds are sweeping continuously, people across the country are facing the intensity of the winter. Temperature is decreasing gradually; however, it may rise in the next 72 hours, said Met Office weather bulletin. 

Moderate to thick fog is projected to form over the country from midnight until Sunday morning. Night and day temperature remains nearly unchanged across the country. 

According to Meteorological Department sources, the cold wave continued to blow over the north and north-western region with severe temperatures in the capital. 

Meteorologist official said, difference in night and day temperature is lowest in the capital. Northern cold wave has reduced the day temperature and the situation may prevail till Sunday night. 

The highest temperature on Friday was recorded at 26.6 degree Celsius at Teknaf while the lowest temperature was recorded at 10.1 degree Celsius in Faridpur on Saturday, said met office forecast.  

In Chuadanga, routine life has been affected due to the dense fog and cold wave. Intensity of winter weather increased rapidly. Lowest temperature was recorded 10.4 degree Celsius there. 

Day laborers are unable to get any job while roads and markets remain empty during the daytime.  On the other hand, people of Kurigram have not seen sunlight since last Wednesday. Night and day temperature remaining almost same. On Saturday, met office recorded 12 degree Celsius on Saturday. 

For sudden temperature falling, people of Kurigram are unable to face the severe cold with their existing warm clothes. People who are island dwellers or living in the coastal region are facing immense sufferings due to cold temperatures. 

Kurigram district administrator said, the government has allotted 51514 blankets for nine upazila under the district.  

The farm-labourers in the northwest regions could not conduct normal work and fewer numbers of people were seen outside homes as thick layers of fog covered the sun throughout the day on Friday. According to sources in hospitals, upazila health complexes and community clinics, the number of pneumonia, fever, asthma and respiratory problem patients marked rise forcing the doctors to remain very busy.