The water level of the Padma and Surma rivers in Bangladesh is rising due to heavy rains and mountain slopes coming down from upstream. As a result, the flood situation could worsen in the north, east, and central parts of the country.
This information was given in a report by the Bangladesh Water Development Board on Saturday (August 14).
According to the report, the water level of major rivers in Bangladesh is increasing. Which may continue for the next 48 hours.
The report further said that the water of Padma river is flowing over 1 cm of danger level at Sureshwar point. On the other hand, the water of the Surma river is flowing over 15 cm at Sunamganj point.
According to the weather forecast, most parts of Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Dhaka, and Chittagong divisions and many parts of Rajshahi, Khulna, and Barisal divisions may experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers with temporary gusts.
At the same time, there may be moderate to heavy rains in some parts of the country. Rain and thunderstorms are likely to continue for the next three days.