Continuous rain creates havoc on city life

New Age Online
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Incessant showers for the past few days disrupted normal life in the capital city and most part of Bangladesh.
The rainfall triggered by the tropical cyclone ‘Komen’ may continue until Saturday evening in the capital but some other parts of the country may see it occurring until Sunday, meteorology office said.
Bangladesh Meteorology Department recorded 74 millimetre rain in Dhaka during the last 24 hours.
Most of the roads and highways remained nearly empty in the morning as many people avoided going out amid the wet weather.
Low income people, especially the day labourers, had to suffer a lot, as rain disrupts the normal pace of city life.
Rainwater entered into many houses on the ground floor in many areas.
People had to make their ways through knee-deep water that mingled with drain water and wastages kept on roadside triggering great havoc to city dwellers.
Cyclonic storm ‘Komen’ crossed Chittagong coast near Sandwip early in Friday and has weakened and staying in Khulna and adjacent areas on Saturday morning.
The Komen is likely to move westwards inland and get weaker gradually by giving rainfall.
Meteorologist Abdur Rahman said, ‘The rain was caused by the land depression and it will continue until Saturday afternoon.’
The excessive rain might have caused by the long-term influence of Al Nino weather phenomenon, he said.
Maritime ports in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, and Payra were advised to flash local cautionary signal No. 3.
The Met office has asked fishing boats in the northern Bay to stay close to the coast until next instruction.
In the forecast for Saturday, it said light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind was likely to occur at most places in Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, and Sylhet.
Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions might experience moderately heavy to very heavy falls.
The rain washed away play on the second day of the Mirpur Test on Friday.
Day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.

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