Mercury dips as winter sets inStaff Correspondent
Temperatures dipped across Bangladesh as winter set in forcing people especially those living in the northern districts to bring out their best woolens.
Residents in the capital felt the extra chill since last nights drizzles.
Mild to severe cold wave might sweep across the county in the first week of January, forecast the Met Office.
The temperatures in most of the parts of the country might drop to five to 10 degrees Celsius said weather forecaster Sanaul Haque.
Doctors said that there has been an outbreak of cold-related diseases with many suffering from fevers, flu, coughing and other common colds.
The picture is more severe in the northern districts and the countryside.
On Saturday, the country’s lowest temperature was recorded in Dianjpur at 11.5 degree Celsius down from 14.5 degree Celsius in the first week of December.
New Age correspondent in Dinajpur said that the sun could seldom be sighted in the district in last seven days and none could leave home without warm clothings.
New Age Rajshahi correspondent reported quoting the Met Office sources that the temperatures in the Rajshahi City fluctuated between 11 to 20 degrees Celsius.
On Saturday, the minimum temperature in Rajshahi was recorded at 13.8 degrees Celsius.
Dense fog coupled with mild to moderate cold wave disrupted business, communication and other normal activities, he reported.
According to the Met office, the average minimum temperature in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions was recorded at 12 degree Celsius.
New Age Moulavi Bazar correspondent reported that, dense fog coupled with mild to moderate cold wave disrupted business and communication and other normal activities.
The lowest temperature in Srimangal, Moulvi Bazaar, was recorded at 14.6 degree Celsius. .
Weather forecaster Sanaul Haque told New Age that the temperatures were rising in many parts of the country since a low has been building over the South Bay.
He said that the clouds formed due to the low could keep the skies overcast two or more days raising the temperatures in many parts of the country.’
In two or three days the temperatures might start dropping across the country again, he added.
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