A cold wave has set in with temperatures recorded as low as 7.2°C in Sreemangal upazila of Moulvibazar district in Sylhet.
The temperature there has been fluctuating for the last few days, with Monday's temperature recorded at 7.3°C.
On Sunday, the temperature was recorded to be 7.2°C.
According to Sreemangal weather office Assistant Observer Md Anisur Rahman, historically, the temperature inside Moulvibazar faces a drop during the end of winter and stays like that for the first week of February.
The bitter cold is making the lives of the general people extremely difficult, the locals said.
On the other hand, the cold wave is also affecting the tourism business in Sreemangal. Director of Dhaka Delta Tourism told this correspondent: “Tourists are not enthusiastic about visiting Sreemangal in this cold weather. Several families have cancelled their tours. This is affecting our business negatively.”