The lowest temperature of the country this year was recorded at 7 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga on Monday as a cold wave is sweeping different parts of Bangladesh, reports UNB.

The chilly weather is disrupting normal life of people in the district and the poor people are the worst sufferers.

Chuadanga Meteorological Department Office said they recorded the lowest temperature in the country at 7 degrees Celsius at 10 am on Monday which is the lowest temperature of the season and the temperature may drop further.

The unusual cold weather is forcing people to stay indoors, causing sufferings to low-income people including day labourers and rickshaw pullers.

Many people are crowding stores of warm clothes and quilt to protect themselves from cold.

Poor people are seen lighting fire with straw and tree leaves to fight the shivering cold in the morning.

Meanwhile, the number of patients suffering from cold-related diseases in different hospitals is relatively low this season even in severe cold.

In the last three days, about 200 patients, including children, have taken outdoor treatment at Chuadanga Sadar Hospital, said ASM Fateh Akram, resident medical officer (RMO) of Chuadanga Sadar Hospital.

However, the number of patients may increase further with the rise in cold, he added.

According to the latest Met office Bulletin, weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country. Light fog may occur at places over the country during early morning.

Night and day temperature may fall slightly over the country.