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Lowest temperature recorded 2.6°C in Tetulia

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 11:38 AM, 8 January 2018   Updated: 11:38 AM, 8 January 2018

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The country`s lowest temperature of 2.6 degree Celsius in 50 years gripped in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh district on Monday morning, said sources at Dhaka Met office.

Samshuddin Ahmed, Director of Meteorological Department, said the mercury fell to 2.6 degrees Celsius in the morning.

The lowest temperature in the country`s history was recorded at 2.7 degrees Celsius in Srimangal in 1968.

Besides, Bangladesh Met office recorded country`s second lowest temperature 2.9 degree Celsius in Saidpur upazila and third lowest temperature 3 degree Celsius in Dimla upazila in Nilphamari district this morning.

On the other hand, in Dhaka, the mercury dropped to 9.3 degrees.

People have been suffering badly as a cold wave is sweeping different parts of the country for the last few days. The poor people, particularly the farmers and rickshaw-pullers, including children and elderly persons, have been suffering much from different cold-related diseases. The cold wave limited their outdoor activities to only basic necessities.