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The day-to-day increasing cold wave claimed five lives in Rautahat district on Thursday.

Cold wave sweeping across the country continued to wreck havoc, particularly in the Tarai districts, with eight more deaths reported on Wednesday and Thursday.

A cold snap which saw temperatures drop on Thursday to their lowest point in Bangladesh’s post-independence history has killed around 80 people, officials said.

The coldest winter in decades intensified further on Thursday with low pressure over Siberian region pushing chilly winds towards Bangladesh forcing the mercury to dip bellower level.

As mercury hit 45-year low yesterday with the minimum temperature recorded at 3 degrees Celsius in Saidpur, the cold snap claimed at least eight more lives.

23 die in U.P, Uttarakhand; temperature up in most North India

At least 23 lives were lost due to severe cold in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday even as temperatures rose in parts of North India, a trend that the weatherman says will persist. People in the national Capital woke up to a pleasant morning as the minimum temperature rose by over a degree from Wednesday to settle at 5.8 degrees Celsius.

People warm themselves by a fire during a cold winter morning in Kathmandu on
A severe spell of cold has claimed close to 50 lives across Nepal this year even as mercury plunged below sub normal level in Kathmandu.

The sharp drop in temperatures over the week has taken a heavy toll, especially in the Terai and other southern Nepal regions. The downward drop in mercury levels continued with the temperature plunging close to minus one in the capital today. Kathmandu witnessed the coldest day of the year yesterday with the mercury dropping to minus 1.1 degree Celsius.

It was another chilly day for the people of Guwahati, as well as the entire State, as the cold wave continued even today.

In Guwahati, the maximum temperature was recorded at 15.8 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 5.7 degree Celsius. Yesterday, the maximum temperature was 15.2 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature was 7.6 degree Celsius. People preferred to stay indoors to avoid the chilling cold and hence there was low attendance in schools, colleges and offices. Tea stalls by the roadside are doing brisk business. Many people were seen keeping themselves warm by lighting a fire. This cold wave has affected the daily wage workers who are being unable to work in such cold conditions.

34 more deaths in Uttar Pradesh; season’s toll goes up to 233

At least 34 more deaths were reported from Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday as cold wave conditions continued unabated in North, East and Central parts of the country even as temperatures went up slightly at some places. The Capital witnessed a chilly but sunny morning with the mercury rising a bit during the early hours. There was a shallow fog in the morning hours and the minimum temperature was 4.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal and up from Tuesday’s 3.3 degrees.

The city experienced its coldest day in 16 years on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to 9 degree Celsius, five degrees below normal.

“The minimum temperature will hover around 9 degree C for the next 48 hours. It is not likely to fall any further,” said Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre G.C. Debnath. The previous lowest temperature was 9.9 degree Celsius on December 11, 1992.