Bangladesh Dhaka corrspondent : The cold wave that is persistent all over the country decreased a little bit on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the temperature saw an average rise of 1-2 degrees across Bangladesh.
On Tuesday morning, the lowest temperature was recorded 4.8 degree Celsius in Dinajpur, a day after the country experienced record lowest temperature, in the last 5 years, of 2.6 degrees in Tetulia of Panchagarh.
Meanwhile, the highest temperature has been recorded 25.5 degrees in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district.
The temperature in Chuadanga and Panchagarh was 5.2 degree Celsius on Tuesday morning.
In Dhaka, the minimum temperature is expected to be 10.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
Met Office says the cold wave is lifting gradually and it would get warmer in coming days.
However, about one or two more cold waves are expected to sweep over later this month, it added.
According to Tuesday’s forecast, the severe cold wave is sweeping over the northern regions and a mild to moderate cold wave is prevailing over central and southern regions.
Severe cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and the regions of Gopalgonj, Satkhira, Jessore and Kushtia while mild to moderate cold wave is blowing over Mymensingh and Barisal divisions and the remaining parts of Dhaka & Khulna divisions and the regions of Srimangal, Comilla, Chittagong and Noakhali.
Poor people, particularly the farmers and rickshaw-pullers, have been suffering badly due to the shivering cold. Children and elderly people have been the worst victims.