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Friday, June 19, 2015, Ashar 5, 1422 BS, Ramadan 1, 1436 Hijr

Flood situation improves
Staff Correspondent
Published : Friday, 19 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 10
Hundreds of people with their livestock, nested on roads and other places due to the rising trend of river waters in the last few days, began returning to their homes.
 However, despite improvement in the overall flood situation, water was flowing about 13 centimetres and 74 cm above danger level at Surma and Kansha rivers basins, said the bulletin issued by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre of Water Development Board (WDB).
It added that the flow of water in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Gamges-Padma and Kushiyara rivers basins would continue to decline in the next 24 hours.
Flood situation at some areas of Sunamganj and Netrokona may improve in the next 48 hours.
The flow of water fell by 2 cm in the Surma River that was flowing 13 cm above danger mark at Sunamganj point.
The water receded to 19 cm in the Kansha River that was flowing 74 cm above danger at Jariajanjail point.
About 30.0 millimetres of rainfall was recorded in Habiganj, 27.0 mm in Rangpur, 25.0 mm in Naogaon and 20.5 mm in Bandarban.
Some 84 water level stations were monitored. Of them, 20 are on the rise while 58 on the fall. Flow at one point remained unchanged.
The Met Office forecasted light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at a few places over Rangpur, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and  Barisal divisions.
The day and night temperature may rise by one to two degree Celsius over the country.

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