Flood may hit northern region

Staff Correspondent

7 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Heavy rainfall, coupled with the onrush of river water from across the bordering districts, may create monsoon floods in the northern region of the country.

“The water levels of the Teesta, Dharla, Dudhkumar rivers of Northern Bangladesh may rise rapidly in the next 72 hours creating flash flood situations at some places, said Arifuzzaman Bhuyan, executive engineer of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC).

The onrush of upstream water and heavy rainfall since last week increased the water level in major rivers across the country.

“The Brahmaputra River is in a steady state, while the Jamuna and Ganges-Padma rivers are in rising trend which may continue,” he said.

According to the numerical weather models, there is a chance of medium to heavy rainfall in the Northern, Northeastern regions of the country along with places of adjoining Sub-Himalayan West.

All major rivers, however, are flowing below their respective danger levels, the forecast said, adding that among the monitored 101 stations, water levels of 56 have marked increase while 51 recorded fall.

A significant 200mm rainfall was recorded in Panchagarh, 92mm in Sunamganj and 52mm in Sylhet in Bangladesh while and 50 mm at Cherrapunji‎ and 30mm at Jalpaiguri in the last 24 hours ending at 9:00 am on Tuesday.