Depression over northwest Bay and adjoining west-central Bay is set to bring heavy rainfall at many parts of the country in 48 hours from Thursday night till Saturday, said met office.
Met office recorded heavy to very heavy rainfall in many parts of the country including Dhaka division since 6:00am to 3:00pm on Friday. The city recorded 30mm rainfall.
“The heavy and very heavy we recorded rainfall may start declining from Friday night, but the forecast of heavy and very heavy rainfall might continue to Saturday too,” said Dr Abdul Mannan, meteorologist at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).
“The depression, approaching towards Bangladesh coast from 12:00pm on Friday, is still passing the coastal areas. The depression may pass the coast by 6:00pm Friday,” he added, saying that the met office asked to hoist cautionary Signal No-3 at sea ports and Signal No-2 at inland water ports.
The ‘Deep Depression’, however, lies over Northwest Bay and adjoining area as a ‘Depression’, read weather forecast of BMD.
Meanwhile, city dwellers were facing untold sufferings as heavy rainfall submerged many areas in Dhaka in knee-deep water.
Gridlock occurred at the city streets disrupting communication in many areas because of waterlogging due to the poor drainage system in parts of the city.
“Due to the Well-marked low over the northwest Bay and adjoining west-central Bay heavy (44-88mm) to very heavy (89 mm) rainfall is likely to occur at places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions over the next 48 hours commencing Thursday,” it read Friday.
Monsoon is strong elsewhere over North Bay, it added.
BMD asked river ports in 15 regions across the country to hoist naval warning signal-2.
The cautionary signal and weather forecast for the inland river port of the country from 4:30 am to 1:00 pm Friday are Tangail, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Jessore, Kushtia, Khulna, Barisal, Patuakhali, Noakhali, Comilla, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Sylhet.