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Flood situation in parts of country may worsen further

| Updated: May 16, 2022 18:11:30


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Flood situation in some parts of the country may worsen further as the water levels in some major rivers of the northern region of Bangladesh along with the rivers of the north-eastern region may rise in the next 24 hours, according to a bulletin of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

The 24-hour bulletin issued on Sunday also said the Ganges River is in steady state, while the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Padma river is in rising trend.

This situation may continue in the next 72 hours, it said.

The Dharla and the Teesta rivers of the northern region of Bangladesh are in rising trend, which may continue rising in next 24 hours, as per the bulletin.

According to the numerical weather forecast of meteorological agencies, there is a chance of heavy rainfall at some places of the north-eastern regions of the country and adjoining states of Assam, Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal of India in next 48 hours.

The major rivers of the north-eastern region of the country in the Upper Meghna basin are in rising trend which may continue in next 48 hours and may rise rapidly at times on some points of major rivers (Surma, Kushiyara, Bhugai-Kangsha, Dhanu-Baulai, Manu, Khowai), the bulletin said.

The rivers of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts in the north-eastern region of the country may cross their respective danger levels at some points in the next 24 hours.

Currently, three rivers in Bangladesh crossed danger marks at three points, it said.

The three points are Kanaighat station on the Surma River, Amalshid (Sylhet) on Kushiyara River  and Sarighat (Sylhet) on Sarigowain River, the FFWC added.

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