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Flood situation still worsening in many parts of Bangladesh

| Updated: June 24, 2022 21:15:50

Flood situation still worsening in many parts of Bangladesh

The flood situation is still worsening in some parts of the country as 17 points of eight major rivers are above the danger level, according to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) forecast.

However, the BWDB’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) said in a bulletin on Friday that except Ganges and Padma, all the major rivers in the country are in falling trend.

Citing the numerical weather forecast of meteorological agencies, it also said except for the Teesta basin, heavy to very heavy rainfall inside Bangladesh and different upstream Indian regions are unlikely in the next 48 hours.

The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Dharala, Dudhkumar and all the major rivers of the northeastern region of the country (except the Titas) may continue to fall. In contrast, the Ganges-Padma river may continue rising in the next 24 hours, it said.

In the next 48 to 72 hours, there is a chance of medium to heavy rainfall in the sub Himalayan West-Bengal (Jalpaiguri, Sikkim). As a result, the water level of Teesta River may rise and remain near the danger level, the bulletin said.

Flood situation in the Sylhet, Sunamganj & Netrokona districts may improve, while it may remain unchanged in the next 24 hours in Kishoreganj and Brahmanbaria districts, it stated.

 In the next 24 hours, the flood situation in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Serajganj, Tangail and Jamalpur may improve, it said.

There is a chance of a short duration flood in the low-lying area of Rajbari, Shariatpur & Madaripur districts in next 24 hours, it added.

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