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Fresh rain brings misery to people

Sun Online Desk     20th June, 2017 09:18:21 printer

Fresh rain brings misery to people


Sufferings of people mounted in the capital due to fresh downpour and water-logging on Monday.


Majority of the roads went under knee-to-waist-deep water due to the heavy rainfall.


The waterlogged areas included Kazipara, Shewrapara, Agargaon, Karwan Bazar, Badda, Rampura, Khilgaon, Mouchak, Shantinagar, Jatrabari, Kakrail, Moghbazar, Paltan, Motijheel, Asad Gate, Dhanmondi 27, Sukrabad, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Hatirjheel, Panthapath, Shahbagh, Banani, Gulshan, Baridhara, Uttara and Old Dhaka.


Last week, people in Dhaka and Chittagong suffered a lot for water-logging caused by heavy precipitation. Landslide in Chittagong and Rangamati claimed nearly 150 lives due to rain.


Meanwhile, high monsoonal behaviour and increased rainfall over the last week may trigger flood in some parts of north, northeast and central Bangladesh, the Met Office said.


South west monsoon winds may cause more rain across the country in the remaining days of this month, said Ruhul Kuddus, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department, on Sunday.


He said the intensity of rain is likely to increase across the country from June 20-21 as monsoon is active over the country and heavy rain may trigger flood.


Water of four rivers is flowing above danger level at five points among the 90 monitored water level stations across the country, said a bulletin issued by the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) on Sunday.


Sarder Udoy Raihan, sub-divisional engineer of FFWC, told the daily sun that there is a possibility of heavy rains in north-eastern zone and water at five river stations in the area is flowing above danger level.


The river Surma is flowing 49cm above danger level at Kanaighat station and 25cm above danger level at Sunamganj station while the river Kushiyara is flowing 1cm above danger level at Sherpur-Sylhet station, Khowai 142cm above danger level at Ballah station in Habiganj and Kangsha 50cm above danger level at Jariajanjail station, he said.


Water levels at 49 river stations monitored by FFWC have marked rises and 32 stations recorded falls on Sunday.


The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma and Surma rivers are in rising trend, while the Kushiyara river is in falling trend, said a bulletin of FFWC.


Significant rainfall was recorded in Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions from June 8 to 14, according to the Met Office statistics.


During the period, Dhaka district witnessed 207mm rainfall that is 109mm more than normal while Chittagong district experienced 345mm rainfall that is 104mm more than normal, Rangamati witnessed 362mm rainfall that is 220mm more than normal, Cox’s Bazar experienced 255mm rainfall that is 34mm more than normal, Sandwip witnessed 248mm rainfall that is 65mm more than normal, Kutubdia experienced 304mm rainfall that is 143mm more than normal, Sylhet witnessed 301mm rainfall that is 47mm more than normal and Srimongal witnessed 234mm rainfall that is 87mm more than normal.


Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong & Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rajshahi division with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country in the next 24 hours till 6:00pm today, the Met Office forecast said on Monday evening.