Heavy rainfall likely in four divisions

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 15:58, Jul 24,2018 | Updated: 17:29, Jul 24,2018


Tuesday's rain inundate Begum Rokeya Sarani at Kazi Para in Dhaka.-- Sourav Lasker

Due to active monsoon heavy (44-88 mm) to very heavy (>89 mm) rainfall with gusty wind is likely to occur at places over Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet divisions during next 24 hours commencing 11:00am on Tuesday.

Due to very heavy rainfall landslide may occur at places over the hilly regions of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Meanwhile, commuters have been suffering as many thoroughfares of Dhaka city have gone under water due to heavy rainfall owing to active monsoon over Bangladesh.

Following the heavy rain that started last night, water logging was observed on various roads in Green Road, Tejturi Bazar, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue and other low-lying areas.

The entire country is witnessing heavy rainfall, with 55mm rainfall recorded in Dhaka in the last 24hrs till 6:00 am Tuesday.

The highest rainfall-110mm—was recorded at Feni.

According to Chattogram Meteorological Office sources, 79.2 mm of rain has been recorded in last 24 hours.

Duty officer Rubel of Chittagong Met office said light rain may continue in next 24 hours.

City dwellers suffered mostly due to lack of motor vehicles and rickshaws in many parts of the city, while many roads saw severe traffic congestion.

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