North-eastern Part

Major rivers show rising trend

Staff Correspondent

1 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Major rivers in the north-eastern part of the country are in rising trend, which is likely to continue.

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC), said there is no chance of flood at present, but river water in the area will increase.

According to information of Numerical Weather Model of Bangladesh Meteorological Department and India Meteorological Department, there is a chance of medium to heavy rainfall in some places in the north-eastern region of the country along with adjoining Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura states of India, said a bulletin of FFWC. Due to the rainfall in the upstream bordering regions the major rivers in northeastern part of the country may rise, it said.

All the major rivers in the north-eastern part of the country were flowing below their respective danger levels on Wednesday.

Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur in a few places over Sylhet division and in one or two places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Rangpur and Chattogram divisions with hails in isolated places, forecasts Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Mild heat wave is sweeping over Khulna division and the regions of Gopalganj, Rajshahi and Pabna and it may continue. Day temperature may rise slightly all over the country.

Night temperature may fall slightly in western part of the country and it may remain nearly unchanged elsewhere around the country.

Country’s maximum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at 37.6 degrees Celsius in Jashore and minimum temperature was recorded at 19.1 degrees Celsius in Srimangal on Wednesday.

Maximum rainfall for the last twenty-four hours until 6:00 am on Wednesday was recorded at 28 millimeters (mm) in Srimangal, 19 mm in Sylhet and 2 mm in Mymensingh and Netrokona.