Flood Situation Likely to Improve in 6 Districts Saturday

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More rains are likely to drench Bangladesh in the next 24 hours, the weather department said Friday. However, the flood situation may improve in some districts, reports UNB.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, and Mymensingh divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

Meanwhile, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre of the Bangladesh Water Development Board said the flood situation in Kurigram, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Kishoreganj, and Brahmanbaria districts may improve in the next 24 hours.

Brahmaputra and Jamuna rivers may rise in the next 24 hours. The River Ganges-Padma keeps rising and this may continue in the next 48 hours.

Water levels of all major rivers in the northeast of the country are falling and this may continue in the next 24 hours, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre said.

Meanwhile, the weather department recorded 98mm rainfall – the highest – in Rangpur's Tetulia in the last 24 hours till 6:00pm Friday.

The mercury reached 36.3 degrees Celsius – the highest – in Rajshahi, while the minimum temperature was 24 degrees in Sitakunda.

Day temperature may remain nearly unchanged and night temperature may rise slightly, the BMD said.

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