Update October 20, 2017

Dhaka 5-26 pm, 01-August, 2021

Rain likely to continue till tomorrow

Mirajul Moin Joy

20 October 2017, Nirapad News: Under the influence of land depression over Odisha coast and adjoining areas, the country may experience heavy to very heavy rainfall till tomorrow, an official of Met Office told BSS today.

“Rainfall activity may decrease gradually from day after tomorrow. We are predicting that Monsoon is set to bid farewell through disappearance of land depression,” he added.

Since 6 am to 3pm today, the Met Office recorded 53 mm rain in Dhaka city, 84mm at Khulna and 86mm at Hatia.

Under the influence of land depression over Odisha coast and adjoining areas, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions during next 24 hrs commencing 12 noon today, a Met Office weather bulletin said.

Monsoon rain submerged different areas of the city causing sufferings to the people.

City’s most areas, including Kazipara, Shewrapara, Senpara Parbata, Merul Badda, Bijoy Sarani, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Arambagh, Karwan Bazar, Dhanmobdi and Green Road were inundated due to the downpour.

Low-income people, especially day labourers, suffered much as rains disrupted their normal pace of life.

Rickshaw pullers and CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers were charging excessive fare taking the advantage of the inclement weather.

In Narail, torrential rain paralyzed the normal life as well as hampering business activities of the residents of the district.

Most of the low-lying areas of the district have been submerged.

The town roads at Government Victoria College area, City College para, Barashula, Vatia, Mohiskhula, Aladatpur, Durgapur, Bahirdanga, Bhowakhali, Bhadulidanga, Kurigram, Masumdia, Uzirpur and Bijoypur areas remained under water for the last 24 hours, locals said.

The land depression over Odisha and adjoining areas moved North-northeastwards and was centred at 12 noon today over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Odisha and southwestern part of Bangladesh.

It is likely to move in a north /northeasterly direction further and weaken gradually, a Met Office warning message said.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three (r) three.

Under the influence of the land depression the low lying areas of the Coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Bhola, Barisal, Patuakhali, Jhalokathi, Pirozpur, Borguna, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by wind driven surge of 1-2 feet height above normal astronomical tide.

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