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Panchagarh shivers as cold spell continues

Residents of Panchagarh woke up to one of the coldest mornings ever on Saturday, with the minimum temperature dropping to 8.3 degrees Celsius in Tetulia.

The district has been experiencing bone-chilling cold for the last two days — the minimum temperature was recorded at 11.2 and 10.1 degrees in Tetulia on Friday and Thursday, respectively.

Tetulia, the last border town in northern Bangladesh, is no stranger to extreme cold.

According to the daily weather bulletin of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), “Light rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Khulna, Barishal and Dhaka divisions.”

Weather may remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country. Light to moderate fog may occur over the country from Saturday midnight to Sunday morning, according to the weather bulletin.

Night temperature may rise by 1-2 degrees and day temperature may fall slightly over the country.

UNB Panchagarh correspondent reports:

The cold weather has disrupted normal life in the district, hitting the poor, children, the elderly and the daily wagers hard.

Mohammad Russel Shah, in-charge of Tetulia Weather Observatory Centre, said, “The temperature may remain unchanged in the next three to four days.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh