Fear of flash floods as water level of 3 major rivers rising
Staff Correspondent: The water level of Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma rivers is increasing in the country. If it continues for the next 72 hours, flash floods may occur. Besides, the water level of major rivers and streams of the Upper Meghna Basin over the north-eastern part of the country is increasing which may continue for the next three days. This has been informed by the mathematical model data of Bangladesh Meteorological Department and India Meteorological Department. According to their data, heavy rains are forecasted for the next three days in the northern, northeastern, southeastern and adjoining areas of the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura in India, resulting in flash floods in some places, especially on the Teesta, Dharla, Dudhkumar, Brahmaputra in the northern, in the north, the Upper Meghna Basin in the northeast and the major rivers in the southeastern hill basins.
Of the 101 water level stations under observation – 78 are increasing and 22 are getting reduced and 1 gauge text was not found.
In the last 24 hours, significant rainfall of 221 mm was recorded in Durgapur, 184 mm in Lama, 165 mm in Nakugaon, 146 mm in Ramgarh, 120 mm in Bandarban, 175 mm in Chattogram, 129 mm in Teknaf, 116 mm in Chandpur, 106 mm in Moheskhali, 105 mm in Sherpur-Sylhet, 105 mm in Narayanhat, and 95 mm in Bhairab.
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