RANGPUR, Jan 21 (BSS): Despite slight fall in night temperature, the overall situation in the country's northern region further improved today bringing more relief for the cold-stricken.
Met Office sources said the night temperature marked fall following decrease in the humidity due to the Himalayan wind blowing from the north and north-western directions.
Still, they said, the temperature marked significant rise by three to four
degrees at all points in the region.
The lowest temperature of 9.0 degrees Celsius was recorded at Srimongal this morning, followed by 14.5 degrees at Rangpur, 11.6 degrees at Dinajpur, 13.3 degrees at Sayedpur, 10.4 degrees at Rajshahi and 10.5 degrees Celsius at Iswardi, Met Office sources said.
Life has now become almost normal with free movement of all sections of the people in their respective field of works as the daily wage earners like day labourers, farm workers, and rickshaw puller. The plantation of Boro seedlings is going on in full swing in the region, farmers said.
There was no fog in greater Rangpur and other neighbouring districts this morning, the first ever respite the people of northern Bangladesh got in two weeks of the current cold wave started on January 7.
The situation has also improved especially in the char areas, where the people have suffered the worst in this year's first Himalayan clod wave.
Hospital and Civil Surgeon Office sources said the number of patients with diseases like cough, fever, pneumonia, asthma, dysentery, cold diarrhoea, bronchitis and typhoid has sharply decreased sharply during the recent days.