This year’s lowest temperature has been recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh district this morning.
Rahidul Islam, officer in charge of Tetulia Weather Observation Centre of Bangladesh Meteorological Department confirmed it to our Thakurgaon correspondent.
As the sky is at present almost free from cloud, the cold wind from Himalayan side is sweeping easily through the northern region, Rahidul explained.
On Wednesday it was 6.2 degrees Celsius there which was also the lowest in the country’s temperature record.
The chilly weather disrupted normal life in Tetulia. The people, especially of low-income group are passing time in misery due the cold weather.
Tetulia, the last border town in Bangladesh’s north, is no stranger to extreme cold.
On January 8 last year, mercury fell to 2.6C in Tetulia, the lowest-ever recorded temperature in Bangladesh’s history.