Several parts of Andhra Pradesh will witness thunderstorms accompanied by lightning for the next two days, as per an alert issued by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). As per the alert, all districts will receive rainfall under the influence of the north east monsoon on Wednesday and Thursday, November 23 and 24. The risk level of the rainfall has been categorized as low.
In its warning to fisherfolk, the IMD said, “Squally weather with wind speed 40-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph is likely along and off coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam.”
In view of the rainfall, the IMD advised people to take shelter in safe places and avoid taking shelter under trees. It also advised farmers to suspend farming activities.
Several parts of Nellore district have been experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall since Monday night, leading to disruption of normal life. Several low-lying areas have been flooded as a result.
As per the IMD data, Amadalavalasa in Srikakulam district recorded the highest rainfall of 45 cm on Tuesday, followed by Nellore at 16 cm. Kakinada, Ambajipeta in Konaseema, Gotta Barrage in Srikakulam, Kandukur, and Podalakur in Nellore received the lowest rainfall.
In Nellore, drains were clogged and flood water was overflowing in many areas including Ummareddygunta, Balaji Nagar, and Nawabpeta, according to reports.
The underbridges at Ramalingapuram, Magunta layout, and Atmakur bus stand were inundated with knee-deep water, disrupting the movement of commuters. Traffic came to a standstill at Kavali, Sullurpet, and Naidupeta areas owing to the rainfall.