Heavy Rain Causes Floods Risk in Hilly Areas And Haors Shortly in Bangladesh
By Adnan Mahfuz Tazvir
Due to heavy rains, there is a risk of flood in the next two days in the hilly areas, haors and northern Rangpur, Lalmonirhat.
Besides, flood and weather experts also expressed fears of floods in the Jamuna river area, or central part of the country, by the end of this month. Heavy rain has now caused the hilly and the haor areas submerged, they said.
And the heavy rain that started previously will continue. As a result, flood situations may arise in those areas within the next days.
Executive engineer, Arifuzzaman said, now it is raining in many parts of the country. The river water is also rising. In some of these places, the flood situation arose due to the rising water level.
In particular, medium-term floods could occur later this month. Right now, there is heavy rain in the hilly areas of Chattogram, haor areas, he said. Many areas submerged in water.
There is a risk of flood in a day or two. He said there is a risk of floods in the next few days due to the Teesta river in the northern Rangpur, Lalmonirhat. On the other hand, Kurigram and Gaibandha in the north, and the surrounding areas, i.e., in the area of Jamuna River, including the central region, are at risk of floods by the end of this month.
Meanwhile, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre said that the water level in the Brahmaputra, Jamuna, and Ganges-Padma rivers is rising, which may continue for the next 72 hours.
According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department and the Indian Meteorological Department’s mathematical weather model, rainfall is forecast in the next 24 to 72 hours in the northeastern part of the country, Assam and Meghalaya in India and the next 24 hours in the south-eastern part of the country.
As a result, the water levels of Surma-Kushiyara, Kangs, Someshwari in the Meghna Basin and Sangu, Matamuhuri, and Halda rivers in the south-eastern hill basin may rise rapidly at this time.
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 to 72 hours in Sikkim and Jalpaiguri in northern India.
As a result, the water levels of the Teesta and Dharla in the north may rise rapidly.
Meanwhile, when asked about the heavy rain, meteorologist Arif Hossain said, “Clouds are forming in the sky due to the effect of monsoon winds.” As a result, it is raining in most parts of the country. Heavy rains lashed many areas, and heavy rains will again occur shortly.
However, it will not decrease at all and will appear even after getting stopped.
Meanwhile, the weather forecast for the next 24 hours said that the monsoon is active over Bangladesh and is strong in the North Bay.
Due to this, most parts of Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barisal, Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, and Rangpur divisions may experience light to moderate rain or thundershower. There may also be moderate to heavy rains in some parts of the country.