Met office forecasts heavy rainfall

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PV Desk : Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at places in Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions in next 24 hours till 8am tomorrow due to active monsoon.

“Due to very heavy rainfall, landslide may occur at places in the hilly regions of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions,” said Bangladesh Metrological Department (BMD) in its special weather bulletin today.

The depression over west central Bay and adjoining northwest Bay off Odisha coast moved north-westwards, crossed Odisha coast near Puri at around 3am today and now lies over costal Odisha and adjoining area as a land depression, the bulletin added.

It is likely to move in a north-westerly direction further and weaken gradually. Under its influence steep pressure gradient persists over North Bay and squally weather may affect the maritime ports and costal areas of Bangladesh. Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and strong over North Bay.