Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:15:03 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Flood situation may worsen in central districts

  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

News Desk :
The flood situation may deteriorate in the central districts of the country while conditions in the northern districts will remain unchanged, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).
The flood forecast noted that the situation might worsen in Tangail, Manikganj, Rajbari and Faridpur due to the increase in the water levels of the Padma, Dhaleswari, Jamuna and some other rivers.
On the other hand, the flood situation may remain unchanged in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Bogra, Jamalpur  and Sirajganj due to a slight fall in the water levels of the Brahmaputra, Dharla, Ghagot and Jamuna at different points.
According to the FFWC, water levels may continue to rise in the Padma and the Ganges for the next two days. Water levels of the Dhaleswari in Tangail and the Jamuna in Manikganj will continue to rise. 
The Dhaleswari has crossed the danger level already and is flowing 32cm above the danger mark at Elasin point of Tangail, while the Jamuna may cross the danger level in the next 12 hours at Aricha point of Manikganj. Currently the Jamuna is flowing only 4cm from the danger point at Aricha.
Meanwhile, the Padma River is flowing at 31cm above the danger level at Goalundo point in Rajbari while the water level at the Bhagyakul, Mawa, and Sureswar point is also on the rise. At Bhagyakul point, the Padma may cross the danger level in the next 24 hours.
According to the latest bulletin uploaded by the FFWC, the Padma was flowing 31cm above the danger level at Goalundo point at 9am on Wednesday. In the last 18 hours, the water level has increased by 11cm at this point.
The water level was 13cm below danger level at Bhagyakul point of Munshiganj, increasing by 17cm in the last 18 hours. At Mawa point of the same district, the Padma is flowing 20cm below the danger line, while at Sureswar point of Shariatpur the mighty river is flowing 50cm below the danger level.
Currently the water level is above the danger mark at 14 points. Of them, water levels are increasing at six points, decreasing at seven points, and one of the points has remained unchanged in the last 24 hours.
During the same period, among the total 101 observation stations across the country, water levels increased at 53 points, decreased at 47 points and remained unchanged at one point.
FFWC Executive Engineer Md Arifuzzaman Bhuyan told Dhaka Tribune: "We do not say the flood situation in the northern districts is improving. We use the term 'unchanged,'  as the water level may further increase a week later due to increased rainfall."
The water levels of the Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers may remain stable in the next 24 hours. The water levels of the rivers of the upper Meghna Basin are falling. It may continue for the next 72 hours.
Due to some rainfall, the water levels of the Dhorola, Ghagot, Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers are flowing above the danger mark, which is delaying a swift improvement of the flood situation in the northern districts.
Weather forecast
Two days ago, almost the whole country witnessed different levels of rainfall. The rainfall was reduced on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Met Office gave a weather forecast for the next 24 hours expecting less rainfall than in the previous couple of days, which indicates a decrease in the water level in the northern districts.
According to the weather forecast from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty winds are likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions; at a few places over Dhaka, Khulna and Barisal divisions, and at one or two places over Rajshahi division.

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

International »

Islamabad court issues arrest warrants for Zardari in Toshakhana case

Dawn.com :An Islamabad accountability court on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president and PPP co-chair Asif Ali Zardari in a case that accused him and former premiers Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gilani of receiving luxury vehicles and gifts from the Toshakhana.The court also directed authorities to initiate ...

Editorial »

If drowning of people is murder then minister can`t avoid complicity

A NOVICE was allegedly at the helm moving the Moyur-2 astern when the vessel slammed into a smaller launch, causing it to sink and drown at least 32 people in the Buriganga at the capital's Shyambazar area yesterday. Many others are still feared missing. In footage possibly from a security ...

Business & Economy »

Israel's annexation plans 'illegal': UN rights chief

AFP, Geneva :Israel's aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank is clearly "illegal", the UN's human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences could be "disastrous".In a move condemned by Israel, Michelle Bachelet added her voice to the chorus urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to drop ...

Business & Economy »

Electra products available at Evaly

Business Desk :Electra International's products will now be available at the online-based e-commerce marketplace Evaly.com.bd. From now on, customers will be able to buy a variety of products of the brand at Evaly with attractive offers.The matter was reported in a press release from Evaly on Tuesday. To this end, ...

Sports »

It's my fault, leave the man alone: Serbian Prime Minister defends Djokovic

With tennis being in the news for all the wrong reasons lately and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic under heavy criticism for organising a tennis exhibition tournament without social distancing norms during times of a pandemic, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, defended the tennis star by taking the blame.Djokovic has ...

Cricket »

Ben Stokes feels getting the opportunity to captain England a huge honour

England's talisman Ben Stokes says captaining his country even just once in his career would be a "huge honour" but admits it was never a massive ambition.The all-rounder is poised to lead the team in the first Test against West Indies on July 8 with captain Joe Root likely to ...

Entertainment »

Happy birthday to Syed Abdul Hadi

Entertainment Report :Today is the birthday of country’s living legend singer Syed Abdul Hadi. He will turn 80 today. He presented many legendary songs in the country’s music arena. Music-lovers liked his rendered patriotic, modern and play-back songs. Five years ago, on the occasion of Syed Hadi’s birthday, a special ...

Entertainment »

Zhilik gets appreciation from Runa Laila

Legendary singer of the Subcontinent Runa Laila appreciated the rendering style of Mozart’s signature notation in voice of singer of present generation Zhilik. Zhilik recently shared 2-minute duration of transformation of world famous Mozart’s Sargam (notation) in her voice on the wall of her Facebook. After sharing it, Zhilik is ...

City »

Convener of United Apprentice Lawyers Movement Council Sumana Akhter Lily speaks at a press conference in DRU auditorium on Tuesday with a call to give certificate to the apprentice lawyers who have passed the MCQ examination in 2017 and 2020.

Editorial »

People`s sufferings from flood intensifying

AT least 7 lakh people got stranded in floodwaters in hundreds of villages in 11 northern and central Bangladesh districts after the onrush of water from upstream caused eight rivers to spill. Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre warned that almost all major rivers would continue to swell over the next ...

International »

Assange surprised by timing of new US indictment

Reuters, London :Julian Assange's lawyer said on Monday he was surprised that the US authorities issued a new and wider indictment last week against the WikiLeaks founder whom they are seeking to extradite from Britain.Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities to stand trial for 18 offences including conspiring to hack ...

City »

Agitated students of Progatishil Chhatra Jote forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday in protest against police attack on the rally of the jote.


Football »

Inter rally to beat Parma as Atalanta win again

AFP, Milan :Alessandro Bastoni completed Inter Milan's late turnaround as they scored twice in the final six minutes to beat Parma 2-1 on Sunday, while Atalanta made it three wins in a row since the Serie A restart.Gervinho gave Parma a first-half lead at the Stadio Ennio Tardini but Inter, ...

Entertainment »

Anushka on Bulbbul: Wanted to show strong women through cinema

Actress-producer Anushka Sharma says she always wanted to show strong, independent women through cinema and her latest production venture, Bulbbul, is a step in that direction. “The idea that Clean Slate Filmz (her production house, which she runs with her brother Karnesh) would one day create a genre of our ...

Editorial »

Businesses need to be heard as VAT Act failed to meet prospects

COUNTRY'S apex trade body on Saturday termed the SD and VAT Act 2012 a flawed law and alleged that it went against the national interest. The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) said the law has complicated the taxation system instead of simplifying the measures and failed ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news