Chuadanga: Country’s lowest temperature of 7.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in Tetulia of Panchagarh district for the second consecutive day on Saturday as a moderate cold wave is sweeping over parts of the country.
According to Dhaka’s Bangladesh Meteorological Department, “A mild to moderate cold wave is sweep-ing over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and the districts of Gopalganj, Kishoreganj, Moulvibazar, Ja-shore, Kushtia and Chuadanga and it may continue.”
Moderate to thick fog may occur at places over the river basins and light to moderate fog at places else-where over the country during midnight to morning. Inland river transport may be disrupted due to thick fog.
Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.
Night temperature may fall slightly and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.
Chuadanga correspondent reports that the district has been grappling with intense cold, disrupting day-to-day life, especially affecting children and the elderly.
On Saturday, the lowest temperature was recorded at 8.3 degrees Celsius in the district, said meteorolo-gist Rakibul Hasan at the district Met Office.
Though the sun is visible, a mild cold wave has been prevailing in the district for the past few days.
The day labourers are the worst sufferers due to lack of daily jobs amid cold. Some people were seen keeping warm by burning logs while most preferred to stay indoors.
Liakat Ali, a rickshaw puller of Chuadanga district town said, “If this situation continues then it will be difficult for me to maintain the family.”
Majid, a day labourer, feared that he would have to starve if the situation continued for more days.