Chuadanga district experienced a significant disruption in daily life today (January 18, 2024), as heavy rainfall amidst an ongoing cold wave affected the area. The unexpected weather conditions intensified the hardships already faced by residents due to the cold. The district witnessed heavy rains this morning, which lasted for approximately two and a half hours, exacerbating the impact of the cold wave and paralyzing normal activities. Weather Update: Will it rain in Dhaka? Tahmina Nasrin Anny, a first-class officer at the Chuadanga Observatory Center, reported that the temperature dropped to 11.5 degrees Celsius between 6 am and 9 am, with humidity levels reaching 92 percent.
Waterlogging has become a never-ending problem for the residents of Horijon Polli in Chilmari upazila of Kurigram district, thanks to the lack of adequate measures of the local administration. Some 150 people of 30 families are going through untold suffering due to the waterlogging problem as the whole area has been submerged following the torrential rainfall and onrush of water from the upstream over the last week. Read more: Dhaka city corporations grapple with persistent waterlogging problem on multiple fronts During a recent visit to the Horijon Polli, at Sabujpara under Thanahat union, this correspondent found water all around and the residents of the area were seen fetching safe drinking water and food after wading through waist-deep water. Moni Lal, a local, said the whole area gets inundated even after little rain and residents of the area have been living in such a situation for the past one week. If the water increases further then they have to move to a safer place. Read more:Monsoon coming, no solution to Dhaka’s waterlogging in sight Besides, they did not receive any assistance from the authorities though eight days have passed, claimed the local people. Contacted, Rafiul Alam, Chilmari Upazila Nirbahi Officer, said a list is being prepared and the higher authorities concerned have been informed. Read more: Waterlogging turns severe in Chattogram after heavy rains for 3rd consecutive day
Residents of areas along the Teesta river in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat district are living in fear of losing their homes and crops as erosion has taken a serious turn. Several thousand families living on the riverbanks were facing waterlogging issues due to the torrential rainfall last week. Several hundred hectares of cropland were damaged during this period. But when the floodwater started to recede, panic gripped them as erosion took a serious turn in seven to eight points along the left side of the river. Over the past few days, 25-30 houses, croplands and several establishments were washed away due to the erosion, forcing many families to live under the open sky. Rising river waters trigger flooding, erosion concerns in Kurigram Many have shifted their valuables including furniture on the roadside and near the flood protection dam. Meanwhile, residents of Gobordhan and Garibullatari villages under Mahishkhocha union of the upazila saw severe erosion at the dead night on Tuesday near the embankment. A number of establishments including a mosque have gone into the river. The families of Rabiul, Bhuttu and Yeakub Ali are living under the open sky as their homesteads were washed away due to the erosion. Locals said if the authorities do not take any steps immediately, the embankment would also go into the river. Villagers spend sleepless nights as Madhumati river banks erosion intensifies in Faridpur They also demanded constructing a permanent dam along the riverbank. Sunil Kumar, executive engineer of Lalmonirhat Water Development Board, said erosion occurred in seven-eight points along the riverbanks while erosion at spur dam-2 took a serious turn. They have informed the matter to the high official concerned, he said. After visiting the affected areas, GR Sarwar, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Aditmari upazila, said a list of affected people is being prepared and assistance will be provided as per the list. Teesta erosion worsens in Kurigram; 50 homes swept away
According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department's (BMD) weather forecast, there may be more rain across the country, including in Dhaka, over a 72-hour period (starting from 9 am today, July 10, 2023). "Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions, with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions in 24 hours," the Met Office said. Read: Heavy rains cause flooding and mudslides in southwest Japan, leaving 2 dead and at least 6 missing The highest, 22 mm, rainfall was recorded in Hatiya and Cumilla in 24 hours, till 6 am today. Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions and it may fall slightly elsewhere over the country , the weather forecast added. Read: Drowning Prevention: Open Water Safety Precautions for Travellers The country’s highest temperature was recorded at 36.9 degree Celsius on Sunday in Rajshahi. Meanwhile, monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and weak to moderate over North Bay
Rains may continue to drench the country including Dhaka in 24 hours commencing 9am on Monday (July 03, 2023) as monsoon is active in Bangladesh, said the Met office. “Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely at most places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; at many places over Dhaka, Khulna & Barishal divisions and at a few places over Chattogram division with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country,” said a Met office bulletin. N’ganj’s DND area gets waterlogged after heavy rains; no end to sufferings of residents The axis of monsoon trough runs through Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal to Assam across northern part of Bangladesh. Heavy rains may trigger short-term flood in Sylhet, Sunamganj Monsoon is active over northern part and fairly active elsewhere over Bangladesh and moderate over North Bay. Incessant rain in Sylhet brings threat of flooding Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, said the bulletin. Country’s highest 305 mm rainfall was recorded in Sylhet in 24 hours till 6am on Monday. Low-lying areas in Sunamganj inundated; 322 mm rainfall recorded in 24 hrs
More rain is likely across the country over 24 hours, starting from 9 am today (July 02, 2023), as monsoon is active, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at most places in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; and at many places in Khulna, Dhaka, Barishal and Chattogram divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country,” said the Met Office. Read: Light to moderate rain may continue in Dhaka, other divisions: BMD’s weather forecast Rainfall may also increase in the next 72 hours, it reads. Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged in the country. Monsoon is active over the northern part, fairly active elsewhere in Bangladesh, and moderate over north Bay, the weather report says. Read: Weather forecast: Dhaka, other divisions may have light to moderate rain in 24 hours The weather office recorded the highest 124 mm rainfall in Netrokona in 24 hours till 6 am today. The mercury reached 35.5 degree Celsius – the highest – in Jashore, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.5 degree in Tangail. Read more: Heavy rainfall likely in 24 hours in 8 divs
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Friday predicted rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind in different parts of the country over 24 hours, starting at 9 am Friday. “Rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram & Sylhet divisions with hails at isolated places,” A Met Office bulletin reads. Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy skies elsewhere over the country, the bulletin added. Meanwhile, both the day and night temperature will rise slightly all over the country, according to the bulletin. A trough of westerly low lies over India’s West Bengal and adjoining areas. A low-pressure area is likely to form over the south Bay of Bengal around May 7 and it is likely to intensify, said a special bulletin from the Met Office on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that a cyclonic storm brewing in the southeast Bay of Bengal will proceed towards the north-northwest until May 10 and then recurve towards the south-east Bangladesh and adjoining Myanmar coasts on May 11. A cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over the southeast Bay of Bengal around May 6 which is likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm, according to IMD's model guidance. According to IMD, the low pressure area formed under the influence of cyclonic circulation may concentrate into a depression over the same area around May 8. "And thereafter there is a good possibility of its intensification into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northward towards central Bay of Bengal," the IMD bulletin added. The IMD Global Forecast System is indicating a north-northwestwards movement of the storm till 10th and then a "northeast awards recurvature towards southeast Bangladesh and adjoining Myanmar coasts.”
Bangladesh Metrological Department (BMD) predicted rain or thundershowers in eight divisions of the country in 24 hours starting from 9 am on Sunday (April 30, 2023). “Rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram & Sylhet divisions with hails at isolated places,” BMD said in its latest bulletin. Mild heat wave is sweeping over Dhaka, Madaripur, Rajshshi, Pabna, Moulvibazar, Cumilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, Bandarban, Khulna, Jashore, Chuadanga, Barishal, Patuakhali & Bhola districts and it may abate from some places. Read more: Rain likely to usher in pleasant weather Day temperature may fall slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, said the bulletin. The highest temperature was recorded at 38 degrees Celsius in Bandarban and Khulna on Saturday while the lowest temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius at three spots in the country on Sunday. The weather office recorded the highest 31 mm rainfall in Jashore. Meanwhile, a Trough of low lies over West Bengal and adjoining area. Read More: Despite rain, Dhaka’s air quality still ‘unhealthy’ Friday morning.
The weather department has predicted light to moderate rain or thunder showers in parts of the country in 24 hours, starting from 9 am today (March 22, 2023). “Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country,” said the Met office bulletin. Also read: More rains likely to drench Bangladesh Day temperature may rise slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, it said. The lowest temperature in the country was recorded at 16.3 degrees Celsius in Tetulia of Panchagarh district while the highest temperature was recorded at 32.6 degrees Celsius in Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district. The weather office recorded the highest 82 mm rainfall in Feni. Read More: UN science report to provide stark climate warning
Khulna on Thursday recorded its highest rainfall in six years, after the district received 146 mm of rainfall in 24 hours till morning, according to the local weather office. The district recorded the highest rainfall in six years triggered by the low pressure over the Bay of Bengal in 24 hours till 6am on Thursday, said Md Amirul Azad, assistant meteorologist of Khulna Meteorological Office. Read: Bangladesh: Showers to continue, no respite in sight The low-lying areas of the district, including Nirala, Mujgunni, Boyra and Prantika, went under water following incessant rains, causing immense sufferings to the SSC examinees. The exams began this morning.