Next 3 days likely to remain wet with thunder, hail storms

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:38, May 11,2021


The weather will remain largely wet through Friday in Bangladesh with possibilities of a flash flood in the north-eastern region during the time, weather and flood forecasters said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department warned that lightning, thunderstorm and hailstorm may accompany short spells of shower that may occur frequently until Friday.

‘The weather will remain cool as rain is likely across Bangladesh at least over the next three days,’ said meteorologist Abdul Mannan.

He advised people to watch for weather updates to remain alert to possible thunder and hail storms.

The skies remained largely overcast through Tuesday as a nor’wester struck parts of Bangladesh including Faridpur, Madaripur, Khulna, Barishal and Patuakhali.

Met office advised people to remain alert and be ready to encounter sudden heavy wind with intense lightning through Friday.

Homebound long distant travellers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr suffered due to rains and inclement weather at places.

Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre executive engineer Arifuzzaman Bhuyan said that heavy rain is likely in northern Bangladesh and upstream areas across the border through Friday.

‘Rivers may swell rapidly during the time with the possibility of flash flooding in haor,’ said Arif.

The FFWC in its daily flood bulletin released on Tuesday afternoon said that north-eastern rivers except the Surma and the Kushiyara were swelling and may continue to swell over the next 72 hours.

In the 24 hours until 9:00am Tuesday, the FFWC recorded the country’s highest rainfall of 91mm at Durgapur in Netrokona.

The north-eastern river Bhugai swelled by nearly 1.5 metres at Nakuagaon during the time.

India Meteorological Department in its daily weather bulleting issued at 2:00 pm warned that scattered to widespread rainfall was very likely over north-eastern states and West Bengal and Sikkim during the next five days.

On Tuesday, the country’s highest daily maximum temperature of 34.1°C was recorded at Cox’s Bazaar. The highest daily maximum temperature was recorded at 32°C.

The BMD said that the day temperature may fall slightly by Wednesday while the night temperature may remain unchanged.

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