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Hot weather continues

| Updated: August 11, 2020 10:56:00


Hot weather continues

Hot weather conditions persisted on Monday in the city amid light rainfall.

The city witnessed only 4.00mm rainfall on the day with a humidity of 75 per cent.

Maximum temperature was recorded at 33.8 degrees Celsius while minimum 28 degree in Dhaka on the day.

Highest temperature was measured as 35.5 degrees both in Pabna and Sirajganj on the day.

Met office predicted rain in many places in Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions.

While only a few places of Dhaka, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barishal divisions might experience rain in next one day.

The sun will rise at 5.32am and set at 6:35pm on Tuesday, said the Met Office.

The office forecasted dry and humid weather in Dhaka for next few days.

Meanwhile, the flood water was receding significantly across the country on Monday but the erosion of rivers intensified in several Northern and Central region. 

The marooned people have started returning home in the wake of improvement in the flood situation, but they have to live in open sky as their dwellings were washed away by floodwaters.

Now, they are seeking assistance to rebuild their houses and plant crops again in the land.

A large number of houses, structures, trees and crops on vast tracts of land were washed away by floodwaters and strong current of rivers in different flood-hit areas.

Erosion by the rivers Dharla, Padma, Brahmaputra, Teesta, Jamuna and Ghaghot continued in different places of Madaripur, Faridpur, Chandpur, Goalando, Gaibandha, Bogra and Sirajganj.

The erosion took a serious turn in the places along the riverside areas in the couple of weeks.

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), said the Brahmaputra –Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers are in falling trend and it may continue for next 24-48 hours.

“ Except the Kushiyara, the rivers of Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region of the country are in falling trend which may continue for next 24 hours,” he said adding that the rivers around capital Dhaka are in falling trend, which may continue falling in next 48 hours.

Flood situation may improve in Sirajganj, Tangail, Natore, Manikganj, Rajbari and Faridpur districts in next 24 hours, he added.

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