The severity of winter is sitting all over the country. Especially in several areas of the northern part of the country, the temperature has decreased. Among the northern districts, Naogaon and Dinajpur recorded the minimum temperature of 8.1 degrees Celsius today.
The Badalgachi Meteorological Department said that there is no chance of rain in the northern part of the country today on Monday. But cold flow may come towards the end of this month. Mild cold current is flowing in all the districts of Rajshahi, Rangpur division. It will continue for a few more days.
In Naogaon, the public life of the district has come to a standstill. The income of rickshaw-van drivers and daily laborers has decreased as people do not leave their houses unless necessary and cannot work due to thick fog, cold wind and winter.
Dense fog is also affecting agriculture. The current season’s Iri seeds are getting spoiled due to various reasons including red salt content. Potatoes, mustard and rapeseeds are victims of various diseases. Farmers are also fearing the loss of crops if the winter is prolonged.
Due to the severity of winter and the temperature falling below 10 degrees, all primary and secondary schools of the district have been closed and holidays have been declared today. Both District Secondary Education Officer Lutfar Rahman and District Primary Education Officer Saiful Islam announced the suspension of teaching in primary and secondary schools in the district on Monday.
However, since no prior notice was given about the closure of the school, most of the students and their parents returned to the school in the morning with their boys and girls. Because of this, the parents demanded to give an advance notice if the school is closed in the future.
People have become helpless in severe winter. Due to the lack of necessary winter clothes, the day laborers, agricultural workers and poor people have to bear severe winter hardships. Due to thick fog, vehicles have to be driven with headlights on till 10 am.
Meteorologist Md. Abdur Rahman Khan said that the lowest temperature recorded in Dhaka today was 12.1 degrees Celsius. Dense fog is likely till noon tomorrow. The highest temperature in the country was recorded at Teknaf at 27.6 degrees Celsius.