More rain forecast

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 08 Jul 2017, 20:07:02
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More rain forecast

Even as receding Kushiara waters improve the situation in northeastern region of Sylhet, forecasts of heavy rain and the downstream flow along the Jamuna River have exacerbated flooding in the northern Bangladesh.

According to the Met office, the coming days are likely to see an increase in rainfall.

Such an increase could further deteriorate the situation in northern areas, the Water Development Board said.

The water level of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and rivers in the Ganges-Padma Basin rose on Friday, said Sajjad Hossain, executive engineer of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

The water level of the Surma-Kushiara River has, however, receded.

“The rise in the Jamuna water level will continue for the next few days. There was comparatively little rain Friday. As a result the increase in the Jamuna-Brahmaputra water level was not too significant. However, the rains forecast in the coming days will raise the level further. That is the concern.”

On Friday, seven of the 90 river monitoring stations around Bangladesh reported the water level had exceeded the danger zone. A 24-hour report showed the water level rising at 51 points and lowering at 32 others, according to bdnews24.com.

 
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