The sweeping bone-chilling cold wave forced people to stay indoors and thick layers of fog affected vehicular movements on the roads and highways in the northern region till 9 a.m. today.
According to the Met Office sources, the minimum temperatures recorded today were 7 degrees Celsius each at Rangpur, Dinajpur and Dimla, 6 degrees at Saidpur, 7.7 degrees Celsius at Tentulia and 7.2 degrees Celsius at Rajarhat points in the northern region.
The maximum temperatures recorded at 4 p.m. on Sunday were 14.6 degrees Celsius at Rangpur, 16.1 degrees at Dinajpur, 15 degrees at Saidpur, 18.5 degrees at Tentulia, 14.2 degrees at Dimla and 17 degrees Celsius at Rajarhat points.
Fogs, clouds and mists apparently gave most parts of the northern region a deserted look till 9 a.m. today amid blowing cooler winds from the western and north-western directions exposing the poor and distressed people to extreme miseries.
However, the situation started improving when the sun appeared penetrating the thick layers of fog at 9 a.m. today reducing sufferings of cold-stricken people, especially those living in the sandy char areas on the Brahmaputra basin.