Coldest weather in 50yrs hits Panchagarh

08 Jan 2018, 11:14

NTV Online

Dhaka: The lowest temperature of 2.6 degree Celsius in 50 years gripped Tentulia upazila of Panchagarhon Monday morning, hitting poor people hard.

Zakir Hossain, an official at the Tentulia Meteorological observatory office, said the mercury fell to 2.6 degrees Celsius in the morning.

The lowest temperature in the country’s history was recorded at 2.8 degrees Celsius in Srimangal in 1968.

Besides, Bangladesh Met office recorded 2.9 degree Celsius in Saidpur upazila in Nilphamari district this morning.

Poor people, particularly the farmers and rickshaw-pullers, have been suffering badly as a cold wave is sweeping different parts of the country for the last few days. Children and elderly people have been the worst victims.

Besides, the lowest temperature in Dhaka was recorded 9.3 degree Celsius in the morning.