Country now under severe cold

Kalerkantho Online   

8 January, 2018 10:41 AM

Country now under severe cold

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Most parts of the country including the capital city Dhaka have remained in the grip of the severe cold wave since the last couple of days with Bangladesh Meteorological Department predicting the prevailing conditions to persist during the next couple of days.

Including Dhaka, in many areas of the country, the mist and dense fog hampered the vehicular movement on highway and intercity roads.

Nilphamari remained the coldest place in the country where the temperature dropped as low as three degree Celsius before the lowest temperature was recorded 2.6 degree Celsius in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh this morning.

According to different reports, the severe cold and dense fog in the country are still affecting extreme northern parts of the country where at least six people died in Kurigram in the last 72 hours due to cold-related complications.

Our Dinajpur correspondent says; a request asking one lakh blankets for the poor cold-hit people in the area, has been sent to the concerned ministry by the local administration, on the basis of emergency.

The ferry services in the country, on the other hand, including mainly on Paturia-Daulatdia route of Padma River had frequently been suspended during the last couple of days for hours of disruption caused by dense fog.

The meteorological department has forecast mainly cold and dry with partly cloudy sky weather for most parts of the country with dense fog including the capital in the next couple of days.