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Dinajpur, Panchagarh records country’s lowest temperatures

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Published: 07:02, 28 January 2024

Dinajpur, Panchagarh records country’s lowest temperatures

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The northern districts of Dinajpur and Panchagarh have been shivering with severe cold as the country’s lowest 5.3 and 5.5 degree Celsius temperatures, respectively, were recorded in the districts this morning, significantly disrupting daily life.

As per the government’s previous directive, all primary and secondary-level schools and madrasas have remained closed due to the bone-chilling cold.  

Most people of the northern districts have been staying indoors, and vehicles were seen running with headlights on the streets due to poor visibility. 

Low-income people were seen burning straws at various intersections and tea shops in both districts. 

Dianjpur Meteorological Office’s official Asaduzzaman Babu said they recorded a 5.3 degree Celsius temperature at 9 am while it was 5.5 degree Celsius at 6 am.  

He said the district’s temperatures had been fluctuating from 6 to 12 degrees Celsius before today but it dropped to 5.3 degrees this morning.  

Md Rasel Shah, officer-in-charge of Tetulia Meteorological Observatory, said this year’s lowest temperature 5.5 degrees Celsius, also lowest in the last five years in the district, was recorded at 6 am today. The temperature recorded yesterday was 7.2 degree Celsius.

The frosty cold wind blowing from the north and dense fog are making the nights exceptionally difficult, he said.

On the other hand, Chuadanga has also been shivering in severe cold, at 7.1 degrees Celsius, at 9 am.

A mild cold wave has been blowing over the district as the temperature dropped below 9 degrees. The temperature may drop further tomorrow and there is a possibility of rain in a day or two, according to the Met Office.

Rakibul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Chuadanga First Class Meteorological Observatory, confirming the temperature said that the humidity in the air was 92 percent and this situation may persist for another day or two, he said.