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Tetulia shivers at 4.9 degrees Celsius

  • Published at 09:41 pm January 2nd, 2019
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It is this season's lowest recorded temperature yet

Bangladesh recorded its lowest temperature of the winter so far after as mercury fell to 4.9°C in Tetulia, Panchagarh at 6am on Wednesday.

The area has already seen a temperature of 5.7°C on Tuesday, reports UNB.

Panchagarh has been experiencing bone-chilling weather for the last few days.

Tetulia Met Office meteorologist Md Saniuzzaman said the area had been recording Bangladesh's lowest temperature for the last three days.

The temperature starts falling from the afternoon and weather predictions indicate that the situation will not get well soon.

A cold wave, sweeping over Panchagarh, has made life difficult, particularly for children and the elderly.

Pratik Kumar Banik, resident medical officer of the Sadar Hospital, said around 25 children had been admitted to the hospital in the last two days with cold related diseases.

The district’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Golam Azam said they had already distributed 22,000 blankets among the people.

"We have also written to the concerned authorities for more warm clothes," he added.