Rain likely to decrease from tomorrow
Rainfall may decrease tomorrow as land depression is expected to weaken gradually, Met office said.
"Heavy rainfall is likely to continue over the country till tonight... But we are forecasting that rainfall will start to decrease from tomorrow morning," said Md Rashiduzzaman, a meteorologist of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).
Since 6:00am to 12:00 noon today, the Met Office recorded 63mm rain in Dhaka city, 78mm in Tangail, 97mm in Comilla, 99mm at Maijdee court, 133mm in Feni, 59mm in Ishawardi and 62mm in Bogra.
Under the influence of land depression over West Bengal in India and western part of Bangladesh, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Rangpur divisions during next the 24 hours commencing at 11:00am today, a Met Office weather bulletin said today.
Monsoon rain submerged different areas of the city causing sufferings to the people.
City's most areas, including Kazipara, Shewrapara, Senpara Parbata, Merul Badda, Bijoy Sarani, Mouchak, Malibagh, Shantinagar, Arambagh, Karwan Bazar, Dhanmondi and Green Road were inundated due to the downpour.
Low-income people, especially day labourers, suffered much as rains disrupted their normal pace of life. Rickshaw pullers and CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers were charging excessive fare taking the advantage of the inclement weather.
In Narail, torrential rain paralysed the normal life as well as hampering business activities of the residents as most of the low-lying areas of the district have been submerged.
The town roads at Government Victoria College area, City College para, Barashula, Vatia, Mohiskhula, Aladatpur, Durgapur, Bahirdanga, Bhowakhali, Bhadulidanga, Kurigram, Masumdia, Uzirpur and Bijoypur areas remained under water for the last 24 hours, locals said.
The land depression over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining Odisha and south-western part of Bangladesh moved north-northeastwards and was centered at 9:00am today over West Bengal-Western part of Bangladesh , said a BMD weather bulletin this morning.
It is likely to move in a north or north-easterly direction further and weaken gradually, the bulletin said, adding that under its influence, steep pressure gradient persists and deep convection is continuing over North Bay.
Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no three.
Under the influence of the land depression, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur, Bhola, Barisal, Patuakhali, Jhalokathi, Pirojpur, Borguna, Bagherhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars are likely to be inundated by wind driven surge of 1-2 feet height above normal astronomical tide, the bulletin said.