The lowest temperature of the season was recorded at Panchagarh at 7.4 degrees Celsius. Which is the lowest in the district this season according to Tentulia Meteorological Office. The agency says a moderate cold front with minimum temperatures between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the minimum temperature was 10.7 degrees Celsius. The day temperature (maximum) was recorded at 17.2 degrees Celsius.
The northern district of Panchagarh has been experiencing severe cold for the past few days. This continuous winter has disrupted public life. The frosty wind is blowing all night, the fog is falling like rain. The roads remain foggy for quite some time. Especially from evening till dawn the cold is felt more. As the day progressed, the temperature increased slightly, but after noon, it became cold again.
Officer-in-charge of Meteorological Department of Tentulia. Russell Shah said that the temperature of the district is gradually decreasing. The temperature in Panchagarh has fluctuated between 10 and 13 degrees Celsius for the past few days, but today it has come down to 7.4 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the ferry service on Daulatdia-Paturia route has been stopped due to thick fog. Ferry service on this route was stopped from 11:30 pm to avoid accidents. At that time, four ferries were stuck in the middle of the river. Apart from this, drivers and passengers suffered as hundreds of vehicles got stuck in the ghat area. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) has announced that ferry services will resume soon after the fog clears.
Two flights of private companies could not land at Syedpur airport due to thick fog. It had to land again at Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport with about 140 passengers.
The director of Syedpur Airport said that two flights of NovoAir and US Bangla Airlines arrived at Syedpur Airport at 8 pm on Tuesday but could not land due to thick fog. Both flights return to Dhaka. As the ILS category of the airport is not improved, the flights are getting stuck in the fog. If the situation is normal, the passengers of both flights will be able to return to their destination, the agencies said.
On the other hand, hundreds of Dhaka-bound passengers are stranded at Syedpur Airport. However, the concerned flight authorities have arranged for the stranded passengers to spend the night in various residential hotels in Syedpur city.
Due to dense fog from Tuesday morning to 2 pm, five flights of US-Bangla and NovoAir along with Bangladesh Biman could not land as per schedule at Syedpur airport.