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Rainfall

Downpour continues

Incessant rain for more than an hour wreaked havoc on the city life yesterday. The rain that began yesterday afternoon inundated many of the city streets, lanes and by-lanes in knee-deep water, exposing the poor drainage system in the capital. The Met office recorded 16 millimetres (mm) of rainfall in Dhaka in one hour yesterday. Roads and lanes in Rajabazar, Shahidbagh, Green Road, Testuri Bazar, Azimpur, and Mirpur areas went under ankle-deep to knee-deep water, causing immense sufferings to the dwellers. "It was...

Bad Weather In Barisal Region

Small water transports asked to stop plying

Small water transports asked to stop plying

Barisal port authorities have banned plying of motor   launches and other small water transports up to 65 feet in length on 22 routes of Barisal region until further order. The step was taken after weather department asked the river-port authorities to hoist cautionary weather signal no. 2 from yesterday morning following heavy rainfall, said...

Incessant rainfall inundates city roads

Incessant rainfall inundates city roads

Heavy rainfall submerged parts of Dhaka in knee-deep water today, causing much suffering to city dwellers. Beginning yesterday, the rain came down hard around 8:45am. The water logging has exposed the poor drainage system in the city. Purba Rajabazar, Karwan Bazar, Panthapath, Shahbagh, Shantinagar and some other lower-lying areas in the city have been inundated. Commuters,...

Rain disrupts city life

Rain disrupts city life

Incessant rain for the couple of days has disrupted public life in the capital causing immense sufferings to the city dwellers.  Commuters mostly school- and office-goers faced problems in reaching their destinations in the morning due to huge traffic jam triggered by the torrential rain that started from Friday. The city’s different parts, including Baridhara,...

Heavy downpour drenches Dhaka

Heavy downpour drenches Dhaka

Incessant rain has submerged different parts of the capital in ankle-deep water, wreaking havoc on the city life today. A total of 40 millimetres of rainfall was recorded in the city in six hours till noon, Mohammad Shah Alam, director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told The Daily Star over phone. The highest rainfall was recorded...

Second Day of Rainfall after Heatwave

Capital sees waterlogging again

After a continuous heatwave over more than a week, the capital yesterday experienced an hour-long rainfall that submerged most of the city streets causing misery to the commuters. A similar shower, however, accompanied by cool breezes on Saturday brought a sigh of relief to the city dwellers, who suffered a 38-degree Celsius temperature just a day before. Besides, bestowing comfort on people, the incessant rainfall that began around 1:55pm yesterday also caused severe traffic congestion with ankle-deep or knee-deep stagnant water...

Drizzle brings relief to Dhaka dwellers

Drizzle brings relief to Dhaka dwellers

After two weeks of heat wave, city dwellers finally heaved a sigh of relief today with a light drizzle soaking the parched capital.   A fresh nippy wind rose since the evening, carrying with it a whiff of wet earth. And the noise of thunder rolled across the city.   The Met office is yet...

Hot summer brings power cuts again

Hot summer brings power cuts again

The country has been left bone dry and hungry for electricity to cool off due to an alarming drop in rainfall and a mild heat wave sweeping through several districts. The first month of Bangla new year Baishakh, beginning on April 14, ushered in no nor'westers or rainfall in Dhaka. The Met office sees...

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