Some upstream areas in India have been placed on excessive alert with excessive rainfall forecast for the subsequent three days, elevating concern of monsoon flooding downstream in Bangladesh.

Till Tuesday, many bordering areas and all chars in northern and north-eastern districts witnessed flash flooding with some rivers rising past and falling underneath their hazard ranges on and off following intermittent excessive rains upstream.

Hundreds of char dwellers already sought shelters on increased grounds abandoning their flooded homes whereas scores of villages have been inundated after flood safety embankment had collapsed.

 Kurigram, Sunamganj, Netrakona and Sherpur have been notably badly hit by flooding with dozens  of homes washed away and roads broken.

‘Flooding alongside the Jamuna is probably going by June 25,’ mentioned Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, government engineer, Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

However excessive rain for days upstream might set off flooding earlier, at the very least in some locations, he mentioned.

Not less than 50,000 folks had been newly impacted by flooding in Kurigram alone on Tuesday, mentioned the workplace of the Rangpur divisional commissioner, with the official estimate of flood-affected folks climbing to 2.5 lakh in tons of of chars.

Not less than one man, Nikhil Chandar, 55, a resident of Char Rajibpur, was killed being crushed underneath the home he was making an attempt to relocate due to the flooding, mentioned the deputy commissioner’s workplace in Kurigram.

One other man has reportedly gone lacking in Kurigram being washed away whereas making an attempt to save lots of his belongings from flood water.

Not less than 31 households turned homeless after erosion destroyed their homes in Rangpur and 5 flood safety embankments collapsed, in accordance with Water Growth Board officers.

The Central Water Fee of India reported above regular to extreme flooding in at the very least eight locations in Assam and West Bengal.

As per the India Meteorological Division, the continued sturdy provide of moisture from the Bay of Bengal is prone to set off an intense moist spell in northeast India.

Assam and Meghalaya will probably be underneath crimson alert by means of Friday for doubtless heavy downpours whereas Arunachal Pradesh is underneath orange alert for the subsequent 5 days with possibilities of heavy downpours on June 15 and 16.

The US-based climate forecaster, The Climate Channel, predicted from 150 to 200mm of rain day-after-day within the areas underneath alert.

‘And with the whole five-day rainfall prone to pile up past 500mm, flooding and landslides will probably be real prospects throughout the northeastern states this week,’ the climate channel mentioned on its web site.

The crimson alert instructs residents to ‘take motion’ with the intention to shield themselves from inclement climate whereas the orange alert is a name for staying ready for tough climate.

The IMD additionally predicted heavy to very heavy rain in West Bengal and Sikkim over the subsequent 5 days and likewise in Nagaland and Manipur between June 15 and 18.

Precipitation can also be prone to improve in Bihar and Gangetic West Bengal over the subsequent 5 days, in accordance with the IMD forecast.

The upstream areas in query are locations by means of which 40 trans-boundary rivers enter Bangladesh tracing a posh net by means of northern and north-eastern areas.

Bangladesh has 57 trans-boundary rivers, in accordance with the Joint Rivers Fee, 54 of them coming into the nation from India.

Within the 24 hours till 9:00am Bangladesh time, the IMD recorded 232 per cent extra rain than the long-time common, adopted by 155 per cent above-normal rain recorded in Assam and 98 per cent above-normal rain recorded in Mizoram.

Sikkim recorded 13 per cent above-normal rain throughout the identical reporting interval whereas West Bengal recorded 5 per cent above-normal rain.

Lots of the trans-boundary rivers are flashy for they climb down steep hills to achieve Bangladesh and there aren’t any flood safety embankments in them.

Many of those rivers act unpredictably, notably throughout monsoon, due to the sudden discharge of an enormous quantity of water in them by India by means of barrages and dams.

On Tuesday, Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre reported that solely the Someswari was flowing above its hazard mark however water ranges at 82 out of 109 river gauging stations had been discovered rising.

The Padma, Jamuna, Dharla, Surma and the Kushiyara are prone to hold swelling as much as 48 hours, the FFWC mentioned in its flood bulletin issued on Tuesday afternoon.

Very heavy rain continued within the catchments of the Brahmaputra and the Meghna rivers techniques inside Bangladesh with the nation’s highest rainfall of 111mm within the 24 hours till 9:00 am on Tuesday recorded at Lalakhal, Sylhet.

Bangladesh Meteorological Division predicted elevated precipitation all around the nation from Thursday.



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