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Friday, July 10, 2015, Ashar 26, 1422 BS, Ramadan 22, 1436 Hijr

Incessant downpour paralyses life, rainfall may continue today
Staff Correspondent
Published :Friday, 10 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 11
The incessant heavy monsoon rainfall on Thursday plagued the life of the people with immense sufferings across the country.  The city people also experienced the trouble of nonstop rainfall. As a result of nonstop rainfall, the city and nearby areas witnessed huge traffic jam that made the commuter's life hellish.  
"Normally it takes two hours to reach Dhaka from Narshingdhi. But due to rainfall and traffic jam, I was able to reach the capital in four hours," Rashedul Hasan, a commuter, told the Daily Observer.  
The met office recorded highest 234mm rainfall till 6pm in Sandwip. 50 mm rainfall recorded in Dhaka, 38 in tangail, 108 Faridpur, 87 Madaripur, 106  Chittagong, 189 Sitakunda, 75 Rangamati, 198 Comilla, 77 Chandpur, 157 Feni, 127 Hatiya, 87 Cox's Bazar, 06 Sylhet, 16 Srimangal, 42 Rajshahi,  12 Bogra, 76 Khulna, 124 Barisal, 76  Khulna, 199 Mongla, 42 Satkhira, 56 Jessore, 32 Chuadanga, 124 Barisal, 83 Patuakhali.  
Met office forecasted that Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Rangpur & Sylhet divisions while moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Dhaka and Chittagong divisions.
It also forecasted that day temperature may rise slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.
According to Met office, "The low over Northwest Bay of Bangladesh and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal Coast now lies over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining area. One of its associated troughs extends to Northwest Bay. The axis of monsoon trough runs through Panjab, Hariyana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, the centre of the low and thence northeastwards to Assam across central part of Bangladesh. Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and strong elsewhere over North Bay."
According to a bulletin of Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of the Water Development Board, water levels in 52 river stations monitored marked rises and 26 stations recorded falls.
Among the 84 monitored water level stations, five river stations were registered steady while three stations were recorded flowing above danger level, the bulletin of Thursday stated.  
FFWC said that the Kangsha at Jariajanjail, the Khowai at Ballah and the Halda at Narayan Hat are flowing above its danger levels by 3 cm, 9 cm and 0 cm respectively.
The Brahmaputra-Jumuna, Surma-Kushiyara and Ganges river systems are in falling trend while the Padma river system is in rising trend, according to the bulletin.  
FFWC forecasted that he Ganges-Padma river system is likely to rise in the next 48 hours.  Significant rainfall was recorded in some stations in different districts during the last 24 hours ending at 6 am on Thursday, the bulletin stated.

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