People in Kurigram and Lalmonirhat districts have been experiencing bitter cold as 15 degrees Celsius temperature is prevailing in the districts, causing sufferings to the poor people. In Lalmonirhat, a bitter winter breeze accompanied by dense fog has been prevailing in the district, disrupting the normal life of people, especially the poor people. A thick fog covered the sky of the five upazilas of the district from Thursday night. Vehicles were seen plying the roads with headlights on during daytime while the children and elderly people were seen shivering due to a lack of warm clothes. Import-export through Lalmonirhat’s Burimari land port off for Kali Puja The farmers preferred to stay at home as they failed to go to their respective fields due to the shivering cold. As the weather is getting colder, more people are getting admitted to the hospital with cold related diseases. Nirmalendu Roy, Lalmonirhat Civil Surgeon, said mostly children are getting admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and other cold related diseases. Lalmonirhat health division has taken steps to provide special medical services. Tk 7 crore bridge in Lalmonirhat left unused due to no approach road In Kurigram, people are experiencing the bone-chilling cold as the weather office has recorded 15.0 degrees Celsius temperature in the district. The day labourers are worried about warm clothes and work due to the cold. Lalmonirhat Sramik League activist killed in attack by BNP men, locals say Subol Chandra Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Kurigram Razarhat Observatory Centre, said the Met office recorded 15.0 degrees Celcius on Sunday but it may abate in the coming days.
Winter brings chilly foggy weather. The plummeting temperatures and fluctuating weather conditions pave the way for seasonal illnesses. Many people suffer from common colds, coughs, sore throat, and flu during the cold months. However, nature has bestowed us with a remedy – herbal teas. These comforting brews warm the soul and offer relief from the common winter illnesses. 10 Teas for Relief from Cough and Flu this Winter Peppermint Tea Peppermint tea is renowned for its refreshing taste and soothing aroma. This tea can aid in combating colds. Its menthol content helps clear nasal passages and alleviate sore throats, offering a revitalising experience. This herbal infusion holds various health benefits, including aiding digestion, reducing headaches, and promoting relaxation. To brew, simply steep peppermint leaves in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Then strain, and enjoy the comforting warmth and healing properties of this invigorating tea. Read more: 10 Best Teas for Weight Loss Ginger Tea The robust and spicy essence of ginger tea makes it an effective remedy against winter illnesses. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, it aids in alleviating nausea, reducing congestion, and boosting the immune system. Its health benefits extend to aiding digestion, soothing upset stomachs, and providing relief from muscle soreness. To prepare ginger tea, simmer sliced ginger in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Next, strain, and savour the potent blend of warmth and health-boosting elements in this invigorating brew. Read more: Top 10 Kidney Cleansing Teas with Recipes Chamomile Tea Chamomile tea is famed for its soothing nature. It offers a gentle yet potent remedy. Its anti-inflammatory properties not only alleviate throat soreness but also induce relaxation, aiding in improved sleep quality during illnesses. Health-wise, this tea can support digestive health, reduce anxiety, and may relieve menstrual discomfort. For preparation, steep dried chamomile flowers in hot water for 5-10 minutes and allow the floral essence to infuse the liquid. It creates a comforting brew that soothes both body and mind. Turmeric Tea Turmeric tea is of a radiating golden hue. This tea is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant prowess. It effectively eases sore throats, clears congestion, and fortifies the body's immune system. Its health benefits span from supporting joint health and reducing inflammation to aiding digestion and improving skin conditions. Read more: Health benefits of floral teas: 10 blends you can try To prepare, simmer grated turmeric root or powder in hot water for 10-15 minutes. After that add a dash of black pepper and a hint of honey for enhanced absorption and a touch of sweetness. Green Tea Green tea is celebrated for its abundant antioxidants and serves as a versatile elixir. It bolsters the immune system, diminishes inflammation, and fosters holistic well-being. Its health benefits encompass enhancing brain function, assisting weight management, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. To prepare green tea, steep green tea leaves in hot water (not boiling) for 2-3 minutes then allow the delicate flavours to infuse. It creates a revitalising brew. Embrace the wholesome goodness and rejuvenating qualities of green tea with every sip. Read more: These are the 10 Most Expensive Teas in the World
Mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over parts of the country and it may continue for two to three days more, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday (January 21, 2023). Monwar Hossain, a meteorologist of BMD, said temperatures may rise after Tuesday (January 24, 2023). According to the regular bulletin of Met office, “Mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur division and the districts of Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Rajshahi, Pabna, Naogaon, Sirajganj, Moulvibazar, Rangamati, Feni, Chuadanga, Jashore, Kushtia, Barishal and Bhola, and it may abate in some places.” Also read: Mild to moderate cold wave sweeps parts of country Moderate to thick fog may occur at places over the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur at places elsewhere over the country during midnight to morning, it said. The lowest temperature in the country was recorded at 6.5 degrees Celsius in Tetulia of Panchagarh district in 24 hours till 6am today (January 21, 2023). The highest temperature was recorded at 29.0 degrees Celsius in Teknaf during this time. Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy skies over the country. Night temperature may rise by 1-2 degree C and day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Read More: BGMEA urges the wealthy to help cold-stricken low-income people
Biting cold gripped Sreemangal as the lowest temperature in the country this season was recorded at 5.6 degrees Celsius in the upazila in the 24 hours to Friday morning. The lowest temperature in Sreemangal was recorded at 2.8 degrees Celsius on February 4 in 1968, Mujibur Rahman, an officer at the Srimangal weather monitoring station, said. Read more: At 6 degree C, Naogaon records lowest temperature in 24 hours Temperature between 8 to 10 degrees Celsius is considered a mild cold wave, 6 to 8 degrees Celsius a moderate cold wave and less than 6 degrees Celsius a severe cold wave. Severe cold with frosty winds and dense fog is disrupting daily life in Sreemangal. The low-income people who get by working every day are being hit hardest. Many were seen making fires along the roadsides to keep warm. Most people are staying home unless there is an emergency. Also, the number of diarrhoea and pneumonia patients – mostly children and elderly – is increasing in the hospitals of Moulvibazar, district Civil Surgeon Dr Chowdhury Jalal Uddin Murrshed said. Read more: Tetulia records season’s lowest temperature at 6.1 degrees C this morning A mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping Rangpur division; Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Rajshahi, Pabna, Naogaon, Sirajganj, Sreemangal, Rangamati, Cumilla, Feni, Brahmanbaria, Jashore, Chuadanga, Kushtia, Barishal, and Bhola districts and it may continue, the BMD said this morning. Also, moderate to thick fog may envelop the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur elsewhere from midnight to morning. "The weather may remain dry with a temporary partly cloudy sky over the country. Night and day temperatures may remain nearly unchanged," the BMD said.
Biting cold gripped Chuadanga as the lowest temperature in the country on Friday (January 06, 2023) was recorded at 9.0 degrees Celsius in the district. Temperature between 8 to 10 degrees Celsius is considered a mild cold wave, 6 to 8 degrees Celsius a moderate cold wave and less than 6 degrees Celsius a severe cold wave. Severe cold with frosty winds from the north and dense fog is disrupting daily life in Chuadanga. The low-income people who get by working every day are being hit hardest. Also Read: Mild cold wave sweeping parts of Bangladesh Many were seen making fires along the roadsides to keep warm. Most people are staying home unless there is an emergency. "A biting cold spell has continued to sweep across the district. Winter is being felt severely due to the foggy environment and frosty air. Such conditions may last for a few more days. Also, the mercury may drop even further," said Rakibul Hasan, officer-in-charge of the Chuadanga met office. Also, the number of diarrhoea and pneumonia patients – mostly children and elderly – is increasing in the hospitals of Chuadanga. Read More: Bone-chilling cold disrupts normal life in Panchagarh A mild cold wave is sweeping through four other districts – Naogaon, Dinajpur, Panchagarh and Jashore – and it may continue, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said today. The highest temperature on Friday was recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius in Cox's Bazar and Sitakunda. "The weather may remain dry with a temporary partly cloudy sky over the country in the next 24 hours. Besides, moderate to thick fog may occur over the country from midnight till morning and it may continue till noon at places," the BMD said. Read More: Khulna struggles to cope with biting cold wave.
Moderate to severe cold conditions are likely to continue in north, north-western and central parts of the country due to lower difference between day and night temperatures, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has said. According to the Met office regular bulletin, “Moderate to thick fog may occur over the country during midnight till morning and it may continue till noon at places.” The Met office made the forecast at 9 am today for the next 24 hours. Weather may remain dry with partly cloudy sky over the country while night and day temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it said. The lowest temperature in the country was recorded in Srimangal, at 9 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, ridge of Sub-continental high extends up to West Bengal and adjoining area of Bangladesh. Seasonal low lies over South Bay, extending its trough to North Bay.
A mild cold wave is sweeping Nilphamari, Panchagarh districts and Srimongal and it may abate in 24 hours commencing 9 am on Saturday. Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country, said a regular bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD). Moderate to thick fog may occur at places over the country from midnight till morning, it said. Also read: Mild cold wave sweeps parts of country Night and day temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Meanwhile, ridge of Sub-continental high extends up to Bihar and adjoining area. Seasonal low lies over South Bay.
A mild cold wave is sweeping through Naogaon, Panchagarh, Jashore and Chuadanga, said the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Friday. The lowest temperature in the country was recorded at 8.7 degrees Celsius in Tetulia in the 24 hours to 6am today. The highest temperature was recorded at 29.0 degrees Celsius in Cox's Bazar. Read more: Shivering cold disrupts normal life in Kurigram When the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius or less and continues for some period, it is considered a cold wave, according to the BMD. Different parts of Bangladesh experience different intensities of cold waves. Temperature between 8 to 10 degrees Celsius is considered a mild cold wave, 6 to 8 degrees Celsius a moderate cold wave and less than 6 degrees Celsius a severe cold wave. Also, the BMD said moderate to thick fog may occur at places over the country from midnight till morning. Read more: Chuadanga records lowest temperature in Bangladesh for 3rd consecutive day "Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy skies over the country. Night and day temperatures may remain nearly unchanged," it added.
Shivering cold and dense fog has hit Kurigram district hard, disrupting the normal life of people. Tuhin Mia, an officer of Razarhat Agriculture Weather observatory center, said they have recorded temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius in Kurigram on Wednesday morning and the temperature may fall in the next days. Read more: Hint of early winter in Panchagarh? Tetulia records lowest temp in Bangladesh Vehicles have to move with headlights even in the daytime, and cold is forcing people to stay home. The daily wage earners are the worst sufferer as they could not go out for work. Some people were seen warming themselves in the morning after setting fire on husks beside the road. Rahim Mia, a resident of Char Jatrapur area, said he had to work in his potato and paddy fields ignoring the bone-chilling cold since morning. Read more: Chuadanga records lowest temperature in Bangladesh for 3rd consecutive day Moazzem Hossain, another resident of Sadar upazila, said they are feeling the shivering cold for the last couple of days. Abdul Hye Sarkar, Disaster and Rehabilitation officer, said already 38,000 blankets have been allocated for nine upazilas of the district.
Buffalo residents hovered around space heaters, hunted for cars buried in snow drifts and looked for more victims Monday, after 28 people died in one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit western New York. The rest of the United States also was reeling from the ferocious winter storm, with at least another two dozen deaths reported in other parts of the country. Up to 9 more inches of snow (23 centimeters) could fall in some areas of western New York through Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. “This is not the end yet,” said Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, calling the blizzard “the worst storm probably in our lifetime,” even for an area accustomed to punishing snow. Some people, he noted, were stranded in their cars for more than two days. President Joe Biden said his prayers were with the victims’ families, and offered federal assistance Monday to the hard-hit state. Those who lost their lives around Buffalo were found in cars, homes and snowbanks. Some died while shoveling snow, others when emergency crews could not respond in time to medical crises. Melissa Carrick, a doula, said the blizzard forced her to coach a pregnant client through childbirth by telephone. An ambulance crew transported the woman to a hospital about 45 minutes south of Buffalo because none of the closer hospitals were reachable. “In any other normal Buffalo storm? I would just go because that’s what you do – just drive through the snow,” she said. “But you knew this was different.” Scientists say the climate change crisis may have contributed to the intensity of the storm. That’s because the atmosphere can carry more water vapor, which acts as fuel, said Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Read more: 48 deaths reported in US from massive storm Victor Gensini, a meteorology professor at Northern Illinois University, likened a single weather event to an “at-bat” — and the climate as your “batting average.” “It’s hard to say,” Serreze said. “But are the dice a little bit loaded now? Absolutely.” The blizzard roared across western New York Friday and Saturday. With many grocery stores in the Buffalo area closed and driving bans in place, some people pleaded on social media for donations of food and diapers. “It was like looking at a white wall for 14 to 18 hours straight,” Poloncarz, the county official, said. Relief is coming later this week, as forecasts call for temperatures to slowly rise, said Ashton Robinson Cook, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Cook said the bomb cyclone — when atmospheric pressure drops very quickly in a strong storm — has weakened. It developed near the Great Lakes, stirring up blizzard conditions including heavy winds and snow. Some 3,410 domestic and international flights were canceled Monday as of about 3 p.m. EDT, according to the tracking site FlightAware. The site said Southwest Airlines had 2,497 cancellations — about 60% of its scheduled flights and about 10 times as many as any other major U.S. carrier. Southwest said the weather was improving, which would “stabilize and improve our situation.” Based on FlightAware data, airports all across the U.S. were suffering from cancellations and delays, including Denver, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Seattle, Baltimore and Chicago. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul toured the aftermath in Buffalo — her hometown — on Monday, calling the blizzard “one for the ages.” Almost every fire truck in the city became stranded Saturday, she said. Hochul noted the storm came a little over a month after the region was inundated with another “historic” snowfall. Between the two storms, snowfall totals are not far off from the 95.4 inches (242 centimeters) the area normally sees in an entire winter season. Read more: Millions in US hunker down from frigid, deadly monster storm The National Weather Service said the snow total at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport stood at 49.2 inches (1.25 meters) at 10 a.m. Monday. Officials say the airport will be shut through Wednesday morning. Shahida Muhammad told WKBW that an outage knocked out power to her 1-year-old son’s ventilator. She and the child’s father manually administered breaths from Friday until Sunday when rescuers saw her desperate social media posts and came to their aid. She said her son was doing well despite the ordeal and described him as “a fighter.” In a makeshift hut in her living room, Trisha LoGrasso was still huddled around a space heater Monday with three of her children and her eldest daughter’s boyfriend. The temperature inside her Buffalo home was 42 degrees (5.5 C). She was without heat because of a gas leak, and burst pipes left her with no running water. “I’ve lived here my whole life, and this is the worst storm I’ve ever seen,” the 48-year-old said. Melissa Osmon and her husband James were without power for more than 72 hours in the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville, and would retreat to their car to stay warm for hours at a time. “We even watched the Buffalo Bills game on our phone,” Osmon said, speaking by phone from her GMC Acadia. “You can see your breath inside the house,” she said. “That’s how cold it is.” The storm knocked out power in communities from Maine to Seattle. Storm-related deaths were reported practically nationwide, including at least eight killed in crashes in Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky. A woman fell through Wisconsin river ice, and there was a fatal fire at a Kansas homeless persons camp. In Jackson, Mississippi, crews struggled Monday to get water through the capital city’s beleaguered water system, authorities said. Many areas had no water or low water pressure. On Christmas Day, residents were told to boil their drinking water due to water lines bursting in the frigid temperatures. “The issue has to be significant leaks in the system that we have yet to identify,” the city said in a statement Monday.