Flood alert in southeastern Bangladesh as heavy rains predicted
Dhaka, June 1: South-west monsoon or monsoon has come to the border of Bangladesh. By the end of the second week of June, monsoon winds are expected to spread across the country, meteorologists said.
Two months of monsoon season in Ashar and Shravan of Bengali year. Tuesday (May 31) was the 17th day of the month of Jaistha. On this day, southwest monsoon winds have reached the Teknaf coast of the country. Due to the onset of monsoon season, heavy rains are expected in the country and upstream till the second week of June. Due to this, the water level of the rivers in the north-east may rise rapidly and exceed the danger level. The Flood Forecasting and Warning Center said that short-term floods could occur in the hilly areas of the south-east of the country.
Meteorologist Muhammad Abul Kalam Mallick said, "If monsoon winds spread in Bangladesh during the first week of June, we call it normal on set. But in recent years, it has been observed that there is a slight delay in the spread of monsoon winds. In the case of normal on-set, one week goes by side by side."
He said it took till June 17 last year for the monsoon to spread across the country. It takes till June 23 of the previous year. It has been observed that monsoon winds take time to spread in Bangladesh in the second or third week of June. As of Tuesday (May 31), southwest monsoon winds have spread to Teknaf in Bangladesh. After that it takes another day or two to reach Chittagong, it may take the first week of June to fully expand in Chittagong division. "We think it will take the second week of June for the monsoon to spread to Dhaka and Sylhet. The monsoon usually spreads across the country in mid-June."
He further said that usually monsoon winds enter through Teknaf and spread to Khulna division at the end of Chittagong, Sylhet, Dhaka, Rangpur and Barisal. The monsoon winds enter Bangladesh from the south and south-west and gradually blow to the north-west. Wherever these clouds run, there is rain.