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Country shivers from cold
Mercury dips to 7.2 C at Ishwardi, sufferings mount
Published : Sunday, 28 December, 2014,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 20
Staff Correspondent
The country recorded this season's coldest day in Ishwardi of Pabna on Saturday as mercury dropped to 7.2 degrees Celsius.
An official at the Dhaka Met Office said Ishwardi recorded the country's lowest temperature of 7.2 degree Celsius this season on Saturday.
He also said the prevailing countrywide cold wave may continue for two more days, further dipping the temperature. "Mercury may plummet further on December 30 and 31 as there is chance of rain."
Mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions and the regions of Tangail, Kushtia, Jessore and Satkhira and it may continue.
Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country during night till morning.
Night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country and day temperature may rise by 1-2 degree Celsius over the country.
At least 100 children with diarrhoea and pneumonia caused due to severe cold were admitted to different local hospitals in the last few days.
The sudden chill started from Friday is disrupting the regular of the city residents.
The sufferings of daily wage earners like day labourers, rickshaw pullers mounted especially in the morning and in the evening across the country. The heavy cold spell with mild chilly wind and dense fog triggered cold-related diseases like pneumonia, asthma and respiratory complications for which patients in the hospitals are increasing.
In Dimla Upazila of Nilphamari, people could not see the sun for three days.

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