The low-lying areas of the northern districts including Rangpur, Kurigram, and Nilphamari have been inundated due to the incessant rainfall for the last couple of days, causing immense sufferings to the residents. In Nilphamari, the low-lying areas of 14 villages in Dimla upazila of the district have been inundated due to the rainfall over the past five days till Sunday. The villages include Char Bagir Char, Chatu Nama, Madhya Chandna, Rauta Bazar, Hater Bazar, Boro Bari, Char Jhunagachha, Boro chatna, Tepakhari Bari, Maddhya Khari Bari and other areas. Abdul Awal, an officer of the local weather observatory center, said they have recorded 304 mm of rainfall in the past five days till 6 am on Sunday. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Meteorological Department has recorded 179 mm of rainfall in Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari district in the past 24 hours till 6 am on Sunday, the highest rainfall of this season. How to be Safe During and After Heavy Rains In Rangpur, the low-lying areas of Rangpur district have been inundated due to the torrential rainfall for the last several days, causing untold suffering to the people. Mostafizur Rahman, an officer of Rangpur Weather Observatory Centre, said the Met office has recorded 831 mm of rainfall in Rangpur division in the past 24 hours till 9 am on Sunday, the season’s highest rainfall in Rangpur division. During this period, the met office has recorded 179 mm of rainfall in Syedpur of Nilphamari district, highest rainfall in this season. Besides, they also recorded 108 mm of rainfall in Rangpur district, he said. Rain may continue for two more days, he added. Rains likely to continue till September 25 The low-lying areas including Kamal Kasna, Mahiganj, Botla, New Jummapur, East Jummapara, Tajhat, Babupara, Kamarpara, Adrashapara, Nagar Mirganj, Shalban, Mistripara, Kalabari Darshana Modern intersection, Munshipara, Hanumantala, Mulatola, Medical Para in Rangpur district town have been submerged by the rain water. In Kurigram, people, especially the daily wage earners have been facing difficulties due to the torrential rainfall for the last couple of days. The normal life of people was disrupted badly due to the rain. Subol Chandra Roy, an officer of Kurigram Rajarhat Weather Observatory Centre, the Met office has recorded 59 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours till 3 pm while light to moderate rains will likely occur in the next 24 hours in the district. The rains will continue for two more days, he said. Nur Islam, a resident of Kadamtala village said “It has been raining since morning and I have no work. If it continues, then the normal life of people will be paralyzed.” Anarul Kabir, a resident of Bhogdanga village, said already the Aman paddy crops have been damaged in last season and now the farmers sowed the seed of Aman again in this season. If the rains continue, Aman crops will be damaged again, he said. More rains likely to drench Bangladesh Besides, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted that there may be more rain across the country, including in Dhaka, over 72 hours starting from 9 am today. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at most places in Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions, and at a few places in Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls in places over Rangpur, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions,” said the Met Office bulletin. Highest rainfall in the country, 179 mm, was recorded in Nilphamari’s Saidpur in 24 hours till 6 am Sunday.
Low-lying areas of Chattogram city again inundated again; child goes missing after falling into drain
A one-year-old boy went missing after falling into a drain at Rangipara in Uttar Agrabad of Double Mooring area in Chattogram port city on Sunday. The victim was identified as Yeasin Arafat, son of Saddam Hossain of Agrabad area. Jalal Ahmed, duty officer of Chattogram Fire Service and Control room, said, Yeasin fell into the drain at 5 pm adjacent to KM Tower and went missing. On information, a team of Agrabad Fire service unit rushed to the spot and are conducting a rescue operation till the filing of this report at 7:30 pm. Besides, the low-lying areas of Chattogram port city have been inundated due to the torrential rains that swept through the city from Saturday night, causing immense sufferings to the city dwellers. Waterlogging turns severe in Chattogram after heavy rains for 3rd consecutive day The rain water also submerged the business establishments, schools, colleges, offices and houses in Halisohor, Agrabad CDA, Santibag Residential area, Chotopole, Bahaddarhat, Badurtala, Shulakbohor, Mohammadpur, Kapashgola, Chwkbazar, Bakiloa, Firingibazar, Katalganj, KB Aman Ali, Chandgaon’s Shamser Para, Faridar Para, Pathainnagoda, Munshipukur Par and Muradpur areas. All the roads and alleys were submerged by the rain water, forcing the authorities concerned to delay the HSC examination for one hour. Heavy rain triggers severe waterlogging in Ctg for 4 days Ujjal Kanti Pal, assistant meteorologist of Patenga Weather Observatory Centre, said the Met office has recorded 130.8 mm of rainfall in the past 24 hours till Sunday noon. Monsoon coming, no solution to Dhaka’s waterlogging in sight Earlier on August 7, a college student identified as Nipa, 19, died after falling into a drain at Badamtala in the port city.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in eight divisions, including Dhaka, over 24 hours (starting from 9 am today). “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at a few places in Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Dhaka divisions with moderately heavy falls at places aross the country,” said a regular BMD bulletin on Saturday. Light to moderate rains likely in Dhaka, other parts of country Day and night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged across the country. Heatwave sweeps Dhaka, other districts; Rains likely in parts of country The low pressure area over northwest Bay and adjoining area now lies over India's Jharkhand and north Odisha. More rains likely on Tuesday Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate over north Bay.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers across the country including Dhaka in 24 hours commencing 9 am on Saturday.“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Khulna and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Barishal and Chattogram divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country,” it said. Rains likely to drench Dhaka, other placesDay temperature may rise slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.Besides, the axis of monsoon trough runs through Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar,West Bengal to Assam across northern part of Bangladesh. Light to moderate rains likely in Dhaka, other parts of the countryOne of its associated troughs extends to North Bay.Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate to strong over North Bay.Heavy rains: DNCC's Quick Response Team working to handle waterlogging
Low-lying areas in Sunamganj district including the town have been inundated due to incessant rains for the last four days till Sunday morning and onrush of upstream water. Water Development Board recorded the country’s highest 322 mm of rainfall in 24 hours till Sunday morning, said its executive engineer Mamun Hawladar.A vast tract of low-lying areas including Shahebbari ghat, Kazir Point, Nabinagar, Hasannagar and Natunpara in the district town were submerged.Besides, the Surma was flowing 6 cm above its danger level while the water levels of Jadukata, Khasiamara, Chela, Monai, Someshwari rivers are also in rising trend.Roads in different areas were damaged due to flood while communication on Madhyanagar-Mahishkhola remained snapped. Heavy rains may trigger short-term flood in Sylhet, Sunamganj“If the rainfall continues in the district it will damage more roads, " said Jamalganj Upazila Chairman Iqbal Al Azad.Salma Parveen, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), said the flood water entered many houses due to waterlogging. Flooding displaces tens of thousands and kills 1 as heavy monsoon rains batter Indian villagesDeputy Commissioner Didar Alam Maksud Chwodhury urged the people of the flood-hit areas to take shelter in the educational institutions if flood water entered their houses.Meanwhile, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center of the Bangladesh Water Development Board predicted that the North-Eastern and adjoining upstream region of the country may experience short-term flood due to heavy rainfall in 48 hours since Sunday (July 02, 2023) morning.Some rivers of this region including Surma, Old Surma, Sarigowain, Khowai, Jadukata, Someswari, Bhogai-Kangsha may rise rapidly and cause short-term flood in the adjoining low-lying areas as there is a chance of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the region during the period, it said. Flood crisis grips Kurigram: thousands trapped, shortage of food-water intensifiesThe Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Padma rivers are in steady state, while the Ganges River is in rising trend, which may continue in next 48 hours.All the major rivers in the North-Eastern region of the country are in rising trend.Due to the chance of heavy rainfall in the adjoining upstream, the Teesta, the Dharala and the Dudhkumar rivers in the Northern region may rise rapidly at times in the next 48 hours.Teesta river may cross danger level at Dalia point in the next 24 hours, said FFWC.Last year, the residents of Sylhet district experienced a devastating flood as 70 percent of the district went under floodwater while 10,000 dwelling houses were damaged, causing immense sufferings to thousands of people.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Wednesday predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers across the country as monsoon is active in Bangladesh. “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at most places in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal, Dhaka, Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country,” said the Met office. Rains or thundershowers likely to drench Dhaka, 18 other districts Day and night temperatures may fall by 1-2°C in the country. Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and strong over north Bay, the weather report said. Rains likely in Dhaka, other divisions
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday predicted rain or thundershowers in eight divisions including Dhaka as a low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal. “Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind are likely to occur at many places over Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions; at a few places over Dhaka, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions; and at one or two places over Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions,” said a regular bulletin of the Met office. A mild heatwave is sweeping over the districts of Rajshahi, Pabna and Chuadanga and it may abate. Also read: Rains likely in Dhaka, other divisions : BMD Day and Night temperatures may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Besides, a low-pressure area has formed over the northeast Bay and adjoining area and intensified into a well-marked low over the same area. Also read: Rains or thundershowers likely to drench Dhaka, 18 other districts Under its influence, deep convection is continuing over the north Bay. South-west monsoon has advanced up to Chattogram and Sylhet divisions.
Dhaka and eighteen other districts of the country may see rains or thundershowers in 34 hours from 9am on Wednesday, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has said. According to the Met office, “Rains or thundershowers accompanied by temporary west or northwesterly gusty or squally wind speed 45-60 KPH is likely over the regions of Rangpur, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, Pabna, Bogura, Tangail, Myemnsingh, Faridpur, Dhaka, Jashore, Kushtia, Khulna, Barishal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Cumilla, Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar and Sylhet.” The river ports have been asked to hoist cautionary signal No 1. Also read: Rain, thundershowers likely in Dhaka, 5 other divisions The inland river ports warning will remain valid till 6 pm on Wednesday.
Dhaka saw light rainfall this morning, which helped improve the air quality and provide relief from the heat. The weather department recorded 50 mm of rainfall in 24 hours, till 6 am today (May 18, 2023), said Bazlur Rashid, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Several districts had rain since last night, and Dhaka will likely be drenched again in the afternoon and tonight, he said. Also read: Rain or thundershowers likely in Dhaka, other divisions The rain in the morning, however, caused gridlock on several major streets in Dhaka, and city dwellers were stuck on the road during rush hour. People, especially office and school goers, struggled to reach their destinations in the rain due to lack of public transport in the morning. CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers and rickshaw-pullers were seen charging fares higher than usual. Read more: HC summons N’ganj DC, DoE officials for not complying with directives to control air pollution People were seen heading towards schools to drop their children with umbrellas and raincoats while traffic police were seen struggling to control vehicle movement during the rain.
The Met Office has predicted rain or thunder showers in parts of the country including Dhaka in 24 hours from 9am on Tuesday. “Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely at many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions,” said the Met Office bulletin. A Mild heat wave is sweeping over Khulna division and Rajshahi district and it may continue, according to the bulletin. Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, said the bulletin. The highest temperature was recorded at 36.7 degrees Celsius in Rajshahi while the lowest temperature was recorded at 20.2 degrees Celsius in Rajarhat of Rangpur on Monday. The weather office recorded the highest 33 mm rainfall in Dimla of Rangpur. Meanwhile, a trough of westerly low lies over West Bengal and adjoining area.