Widespread floods in Bangladesh leave over 2 million people stranded

Widespread floods in Bangladesh leave over 2 million people stranded

Heavy monsoon rains affecting Bangladesh since Wednesday, June 19, 2024, have left over 2 million people stranded and at least 10 dead. Bangladesh Meteorological Department predicts continued heavy rains which could potentially worsen the situation.

More than 75 killed as Tropical Cyclone “Remal” strikes India and Bangladesh

More than 75 killed as Tropical Cyclone “Remal” strikes India and Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone “Remal” — which made landfall over the southern port of Mongla in Bangladesh and the adjoining Sagar Islands in India’s West Bengal on May 26, 2024, has left more than 75 fatalities by May 29. At least 14 people are still missing. The cyclone brought heavy rain and gale-force winds, leading to widespread destruction and significant loss of life.

Tropical Cyclone “Remal” to strike India – Bangladesh border region

Tropical Cyclone “Remal” to strike India – Bangladesh border region

A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclonic Storm “Remal” on May 25, 2024, and is expected to further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm on May 26, bringing significant wind speeds and impacting coastal regions of Bangladesh and West Bengal.

Hospitals take emergency measures, schools close as Bangladesh records hottest April in 75 years

Hospitals take emergency measures, schools close as Bangladesh records hottest April in 75 years

Bangladesh experienced its hottest April in 75 years, with the month marking a prolonged and severe heatwave that led to extensive health emergencies across the nation. According to Dr. Muhammad Abul Kalam Mallik of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, April 2024 has been the most intense with a record 23 heatwave days, surpassing the combined count of April and May 2019.

Tropical Cyclone “Hamoon” makes landfall in Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone “Hamoon” makes landfall in Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone “Hamoon” formed on October 23, 2023, as the 4th named storm of the 2023 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Hamoon approached the coast of Bangladesh on October 24, and made landfall over Cox’s Bazar at around 16:00 UTC with maximum 10-minute sustained winds between 110 km/h (70 mph) and 120 (75 mph).

Gopalganj tornado leaves 25 shops, temples damaged, Bangladesh

Gopalganj tornado leaves 25 shops, temples damaged, Bangladesh

A tornado struck Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj, Bihar, India around 15:30 local time on October 5, 2023, damaging approximately 25 business establishments, temples, trees, and electric poles. There were no reported casualties.

Lightning strikes claim 18 lives in several districts of Bangladesh

Lightning strikes claim 18 lives in several districts of Bangladesh

A series of lightning strikes and thunderstorms across several districts of Bangladesh on May 23 and 24, 2023, have resulted in severe weather-related incidents, particularly due to lightning. As of May 26, media reports indicate 18 fatalities and several injuries across different districts. More severe weather, including heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, is forecast over the whole country in the next 24 hours.