Publish: 06 Oct 2023, 12:30 pm
The capital city witnessed continuous rainfall throughout the morning (Friday, 6 October), causing significant disruptions to the daily routines of its residents.
Both those heading to work and those returning home were severely affected as the incessant rain led to widespread waterlogging in various parts of the city, making it challenging for people to navigate.
Street vendors faced difficulties as many were unable to open their shops, much to their frustration.
Numerous individuals found themselves stranded on the streets for hours due to an unexpected traffic jam, resulting in additional transportation costs.
Vehicular movement came to a standstill in several areas of the city, including Dhanmondi, Paltan, Arambagh, Motijheel, Shantinagar, Malibagh, Bangshal, Kathalbagan, and Rajabazar.
According to the meteorological office, Dhaka city received 52 millimeters of rainfall in the last 24 hours until 06:00 pm, while Rajshahi recorded the highest rainfall at 244 mm.
Weather experts forecasted light to moderate rain or thundershowers, accompanied by occasional strong winds, in many areas of Dhaka, Mymensingh, and Sylhet divisions, as well as in a few places in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal, and Chattogram divisions.
Conversely, there is a likelihood of moderately heavy to heavy rainfall in various parts of the country on Friday.
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