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Met Office Forecasts Prolonged Rainfall Amidst Cyclone Michaung

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Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has been experiencing consistent drizzle since the early hours of Thursday (7th December), a weather pattern attributed to the influence of Cyclone Michaung, which formed in the Bay of Bengal. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) reported that this rainy condition is expected to persist in various parts of the country, including Dhaka, until Friday. Furthermore, temperatures are anticipated to drop starting Monday, contributing to a change in the overall weather pattern.

According to the meteorological office, light to moderate rain or thundershowers, accompanied by temporary gusty winds, are likely in numerous areas across the country. The regions most affected include Chattogram and Sylhet divisions, with a few places in Barishal, Dhaka, and Mymensingh divisions also expected to experience rainfall. Additionally, Chattogram division may witness moderately heavy to heavy falls at specific locations. Commuters in Dhaka have already faced disruptions, experiencing unusual traffic patterns, and office-goers, particularly those in the private sector, have encountered difficulties reaching their workplaces.

Cyclone Michaung, having formed in the Bay of Bengal, made landfall on the coast of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on December 5, leading to cloudy skies in various parts of Bangladesh, including the capital. The influence of this cyclone has persisted, contributing to the ongoing weather conditions. Notably, 10 mm of rainfall was recorded in Dhaka in the 24 hours leading up to 6 am on Thursday, with the highest rainfall of 26 mm recorded in Jashore.

While a 48-hour blockade is currently in effect, Dhaka commuters have observed unusual traffic patterns in many parts of the city. The meteorological office reported that Cyclone Michaung has weakened in Andhra Pradesh and nearby areas. Nevertheless, its influence has resulted in the continued formation of deep circulating clouds in the North Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Despite the rainfall in December, temperatures have not seen a significant decrease. The Met Office suggests that it will not feel chilly for the next two days due to moisture in the air after the rains. However, if humidity decreases within two days, there may be a return of wintry chills. The Met Office recorded rain in various parts of the country under the influence of Cyclone Michaung, with the highest rainfall observed in Dinajpur at 3 mm.

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PM Sheikh Hasina Launches Police Week-2024 Emphasizing on ‘Smart Policing’

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Police Week-2024 at Rajarbagh Police Lines, emphasizing the theme ‘Smart police, smart country, Bangladesh is of peace and progress.’ Riding in an open jeep, she reviewed the Bangladesh Police parade, taking the salute during the event.

As a part of the ceremony, thirty-five policemen were honored with the Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM-bravery), and 60 others received the President Police Medal (PPM-bravery) in recognition of their courageous efforts. Additionally, 95 policemen were awarded BPM service medals, and 210 received PPM service medals.

The President, Prime Minister, and Home Minister issued separate messages marking the significance of Police Week. The media will contribute to the event with special supplements in daily newspapers and discussions on TV channels.

Upon her arrival at the venue, the Prime Minister was welcomed by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Public Security Division Senior Secretary Md. Mustafizur Rahman, and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun. The event witnessed the presence of cabinet members, parliamentarians, and senior government officials. The program commenced with the playing of the national anthem

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Dhaka Ranks 2nd Globally for Worst Air Quality

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At 9 am on February 27, 2024, Dhaka secured the second position in the global ranking of cities with the poorest air quality, registering an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 181. The air quality in Dhaka was categorized as ‘unhealthy’ based on the AQI.

Leading the list were Indian cities, with Mumbai taking the first spot with an AQI of 183, followed by Kolkata in the third position with an AQI of 178, and Delhi in the fourth position with an AQI of 171.

The AQI serves as an indicator of air pollution, and when the value falls between 101 and 150, the air quality is deemed ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups.’ A range of 150 to 200 is considered ‘unhealthy,’ 201 to 300 is categorized as ‘very unhealthy,’ and a reading exceeding 301 is labeled ‘hazardous,’ posing significant health risks to residents. The current air quality situation in Dhaka falls within the ‘unhealthy’ range, emphasizing the need for measures to address the air pollution issue.

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Met Forecasts Showers and Gusty Winds Across the Country

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The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has forecasted rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty winds in various parts of the country over the next 24 hours from 9:00 am today (25 February).

According to a bulletin from the meteorological office, the anticipated precipitation is likely to occur in one or two places across Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Dhaka, and Sylhet divisions. The rest of the country is expected to experience mainly dry conditions with a temporary partly cloudy sky.

The bulletin also mentioned a slight decrease of (1-2) degrees Celsius in night temperatures, while day temperatures are expected to remain nearly unchanged nationwide.

On Saturday, the maximum temperature reached 31.2 degrees Celsius in Cumilla, Chattogram division. The minimum temperature recorded today is 13.0 degrees Celsius in Tetulia, Rangpur division.

The highest rainfall in the last 24 hours, until 6 am today, was reported at 28 millimeters (mm) in Bogura, Rajshahi division.

In the capital, the sun is set to set at 5:59 pm today and rise at 6:24 am tomorrow.

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