Cold to bite 2 more days

The third spell of cold wave this winter that swept through the week will last another two days, according to the meteorological department.

However, the weatherman said temperature had already started rising all through the country.

On Friday morning, the lowest 4 degrees Celsius was recorded at Syedpur, while Dhaka experienced 8 degrees Celsius.

On Thursday, Syedpur had recorded 3 degrees Celsius – the lowest in history of Bangladesh. Dhaka had recorded 7.6 degrees Celsius.

On Wednesday, Dinajpur recorded the lowest 3.2 degrees Celsius.

Previously, Srimangal had registered the record low of 2.8 degrees Celsius in 1968.

Weather Forecast Department’s Deputy Director Shah Alam told that though temperature was rising, the cold wave could stay around for two more days.

According to him, another cold wave could be expected close to the month-end.

In December last year, two mild to moderate cold waves had swept through Bangladesh, mounting miseries of the poor.

According to the Met office, a severe cold wave (below six degrees) was sweeping across Dinajpur, Pabna, Syedpur, Tangail and Kustia.

“A moderate cold wave (6-8 degrees) is sweeping through Rajshahi, Rangpur, Jessore, Srimangal and some parts of Dhaka.”

Many, most of whom are children, have been admitted to various hospitals with cold-related diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia.

Following directives from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, shelter homes are in the making at five locations in the capital. Several steps have been taken for the cold-stricken people in the north.

According to the forecast for Jan 8-18, weather will be mostly dry with mild to heavy fog overnight in Dhaka, Rangpur, Sylhet and Rajshahi divisions and some other areas.

Experts have warned of threat to crops of Boro paddy and potatoes this winter.

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