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Mercury dips to 8C in northern BD district of Panchagarh
People make fire to get warm as mercury dips in Panchagarh.

Mercury dips to 8C in northern BD district of Panchagarh

Panchagarh, Dec 9 – The minimum temperature in the district of Panchagarh dropped below 10 degrees Celsius on Sunday, hinting at a rough winter ahead.Locals said it begins to warm up after sunrise but gets increasingly cold after 3pm.
Met office recorded 10C on Friday and 9C on Saturday as fog disrupted transportation and movement of people.
Patients suffering from various cold-related diseases have already started visiting local hospitals and clinics. Doctors say they are expecting more patients.
Dr Md Sirajuddaoula Polin, Resident Medical Officer of the Sadar Hospital, said most of the patients suffering from diarrhoea and pneumonia were being admitted to the hospital.
“We’re struggling to provide services as we don’t have medicine and child specialist here,” he added.
Deputy Commissioner Sabina Yasmin said they have already sent 28,000 warm clothes to five upazilas. “We’ve sought more allocation for winter clothes this year,” she said. – UNB

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