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Temperature to drop further across nation

  • Published at 11:26 am January 9th, 2020
Winter fire cold wood burn
File Photo: People warm themselves around a fire in cold winter Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Night and day temperature may fall slightly all over the country

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has said the mercury is likely drop further after a light rain or drizzle in parts of Bangladesh.

Bazlur Rashid, a meteorologist at BMD, on Thuraday said that moderate to thick fog may appear between midnight and morning, reports UNB.

In its regular weather update, the Met Office said drizzle is likely to occur at a few places over Rajshahi, Dhaka and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rangpur, Khulna, Barisal, Mymensingh and Chittagong divisions.

Night and day temperature may fall slightly all over the country.

The country's northern region has been shivering in an ongoing cold wave. The season’s lowest temperature was recorded in Panchagarh’s Tetulia at 4.5 degrees Celsius on December 29 last year.

People, especially children, the old and day labourers, are suffering the most.

'51 deaths reported since Nov 1'

During this winter, the government reported 51 deaths from cold-related diseases, 10 of them in Panchagarh. Since November 1 last year, as many as 3,38,809 have been affected by cold-related diseases, the Directorate General of Health Services said in its regular update on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, dense disrupted ferry and launch operations on key river routes across Bangladesh and led to a number of accidents on the highways.

The cold wave has also turned into a headache for farmers who say they fear losing crops if the weather persists.

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