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13 January, 2020 11:23:46 AM
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Cold spell may continue till Wednesday

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
Cold spell may continue till Wednesday
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Dhaka city started to experience its second cold wave this month from yesterday.

The cold conditions are likely to continue for a couple more days. The northern districts are already experiencing severe cold and fog thanks to the fourth cold wave blowing across the region.

According to the Met office, there will be no immediate respite from the bone-chilling cold as the ongoing gloomy weather may continue until next Wednesday. Only a flicker of sunlight could be seen—that too for only a few monents—yesterday afternoon and the temperature increased slightly during that time.

However, the mercury dropped again after the sun disappeared. Normal life and agricultural activities in most parts of the country were affected.

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) recorded the lowest temperature in the country at 9.5 degrees Celsius in Rangpur’s Rajarhat, while the mercury dropped to 13.6 degrees Celsius in Dhaka. Parts of the country were shrouded in mild to dense fog since midnight. The cold spell intensified due to lack of sunlight in these areas.

The BMD said a mild cold wave was sweeping over Ishurdi, Kurigram, Panchagarh, and Kushtia regions. It also forecasted that weather might remain dry in the next 24 hours beginning 9am yesterday.

“The weather may remain dry with a partly cloudy sky over the country. Moderate to thick fog may occur across the country from midnight to tomorrow morning. It may continue till afternoon at places,” said a Met office bulletin yesterday.  Night and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it added. As an extended outlook for the next 72 hours, the bulletin predicted that the temperature might rise at the end of the period. The highest temperature was recorded at 25.8 degree Celsius in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar yesterday.

Meanwhile, 4,190 people were down with various cold-related diseases like acute respiratory infection (ARI), pneumonia, asthma, diarrhoea, fever, skin diseases, eye infection, and jaundice in 24 hours until 8am yesterday. They received treatment from different government hospitals across the country.

Most of the infected persons received treatment from the outdoor services of government hospitals, while some others were admitted, said Ayesha Akther, assistant director of Health Emergency Operation Centre and the DGHS control room.

Data from the DGHS control room showed that 701 of the patients have so far received treatment for acute respiratory infection. Also, 1,733 more were treated for diarrhoea and 1,756 for other diseases, including jaundice, eye inflammation, skin problems, and fever.

Fifty-four people died between November 1 and January 12 due to cold-related diseases in the country.

A few trains ran behind schedule, while road and river communications were disrupted due to thick fog.

BK

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