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  • Heavy rains in Dhaka, commuters suffer in gridlocked streets

    As the monsoon month Ashar comes to an end, Dhaka dwellers wake up to waterlogged roads, after the capital sees a record 103mm rain in the last 24hrs till 9:00am.

  • Waterlogged Dhaka streets

    Waterlogging in Dhaka has become a common problem during monsoon. Rainwater is carried through natural canals and large concrete pipes to flood plains and rivers, but as most of the canals have been grabbed by the encroachers or clogged with solid wastes, the city streets are submerged even after a little rain.

  • Death Valley, driest place in North America, now sea of yellow

    A record-breaking rainfall last October has turned the Death Valley, one of the driest and hottest places on Earth, into a sea of yellow.

  • Dhaka drainage struggles to deal with unusual rain levels

    Even the areas of Dhaka with a well equipped sewerage system that usually do not get waterlogged due to rain were inundated yesterday as rainfall exceeded normal levels.

  • Unusual rain: Climate change to blame

    The Met office says it hasn't seen such erratic pattern of monsoon, which has caused about 40 percent more rainfall this year than the average recorded over the last 10 years. 'Climatic change has caused a spike in variability,' says a top weather expert.

  • Drizzle causes gridlock

    People's sufferings continue as rains keep on pouring in Dhaka. Several streets remain inundated, causing acute gridlock. According to Met office, rain may fade later in the day.

  • [WATCH NOW] An hour’s rain wrecks havoc

    Barely an hour’s rain brings Dhaka to its knees thanks to the dysfunctional drainage system of the capital city. Majority of the rainfall came around noon, and continued up to 3:00pm.

  • Rain to continue till tomorrow

    Ongoing moderate rainfall with gusty wind is likely to continue till tomorrow in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country, according to Dhaka met office forecast.

  • Rain to pour heavier in coming days

    After a slight relapse, the seasonal downpour is expected to come down heavier in the coming days in Dhaka and most places of the country.

  • Torrential rain inundates Dhaka city

    Just several hours of rain cripples the life in Dhaka as different parts of the capital went under ankle to knee-deep water, thanks to poor drainage system.

  • Heavy rainfall may continue over next 24hr

    Different parts of the country including Dhaka and Chittagong may experience heavy rainfall with thunder showers in the next 24 hours.

  • Intensity of rain may ease tomorrow (video)

    The intensity of rainfall across the country is likely to come down from tomorrow.