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Bangladesh: Extended outlook for flash flood situation 11 Jun 2007

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Monsoon remains very active over the north-east, north-west, north-central and upper part of southeast region of the country. Last 72 hrs remarkable rainfall records are: Kurigram 368 mm, Rangpur 397 mm, Chilmari 405 mm, Gaibandha 365 mm, Bogra 490 mm, Jamalpur 371 mm, Mymensingh 465 mm, Naogaon 355 mm Sunamganj 430 mm and Durgapur 403 mm. Out side of the country (which drains rain water mostly through Bangladesh) especially Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura also received very heavy rainfall. Analyzing all available weather forecasts, charts, satellite images and discussion with BMD high officials indicates possibilities of continuation of present very active monsoon system over the north-east part of the country including Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura for next 3 to 5 days. As a result, the present flash flood situation over the region is likely to deteriorate further and may turn to moderately severe one. Also one of the major river systems (the Brahmaputra-Jamuna) will continue rising for next couple of days though it is presently flowing 2.15 m below danger level at Bahadurabad.

Last Update: June 11, 2007, 1 PM: Limited circulation to BWDB high officials

Md. Saiful Hossain XEN, FFWC