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FFWC: Flash floods likely in Bangladesh’s northeastern districts

  • Major rivers in northeastern region in rising trend
  • Water level of 53 rivers increased in last 24hrs
Update : 29 May 2024, 03:15 PM

Flash floods are likely to hit some parts of the northeastern region of the country as major rivers keep swelling due to heavy rainfall, Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre of Water Development Board said on Wednesday.

There is a probable risk of flash floods in the areas adjoining Surma, Kushiyara, Manu, and Sarigowain rivers at different places in the north-eastern region of the country in 24 hours commencing 9am on Wednesday as those may cross the danger level, said a bulletin of FFWC.

The major rivers in the northeastern region of the country are in rising trend, which may continue in 48 hours, it said.

According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) and foreign weather-related organizations, medium to heavy rain are expected in different places of the northern, northeastern and adjoining upstream regions of the country in the next 24-48 hours.

As a result, the water level for the main rivers in the northern region may rise slowly and water level may rise rapidly depending on time for northeastern part of the country, it said.

Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre observed 110 water level stations and found that the water level of 53 rivers has increased in the last 24 hours while decreased in 51 rivers.

The Brahmaputra River is in rising trend while the Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers are in falling trend.

The rise in water level for Brahmaputra River may continue and the water level may increase slowly in Jamuna River in next 48 hours.

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