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Saturday December 16, 2017 10:55 PM

Rainfall likely to continue till Sunday

Rainfall likely to continue till Sunday

The met office has recorded 149mm rainfall in Dhaka in 24 hours - from 6am on Friday to 6am on Saturday

The ongoing country-wide rainfall, caused by a land depression in the Gangetic delta, is likely to continue until Sunday, the met office said.

In its heavy rainfall warning issued at 11am on Saturday, Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said under the influence of the depression lied over West Bengal and western part of Bangladesh, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at different places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions in next 24 hours.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said, under the influence of the depression lied over West Bengal and western part of Bangladesh, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at different places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions in next 24 hours.

The depression formed at the bay three days back and turned into a land depression for last two days. Since Thursday night, Dhaka city has been experiencing the continuous rainfall which ultimately paralysed the life of the people belong to lower income group.

“As per our projection, the rainfall is likely to continue until Sunday noon and then it will gradually improve, said Bazlur Rashid,” said a meteorologist of BMD.

The met office has recorded 149mm rainfall in Dhaka in 24 hours – from 6am on Friday to 6am on Saturday. The highest rainfall – 271mm – has been recorded during the same period in Gopalganj.

However, the highest gross rainfall has recorded in Khulna division, as all of the six stations found rainfall count above 100mm.

As per the records, Khulna has experienced 163mm Mongla 130mm, Satkhira 123mm, Jessore 162mm, Chuadanga 102mm and Kumarkhali 151mm of rainfall.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) also projected heavy to very heavy rainfall till tomorrow at different spots in West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya.

The Bangladesh Met office has advised hoisting local cautionary signal three for all maritime ports- Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra.

It also asked the fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay to remain in shelter until further notice.

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