The IMD said that the heavy rainfall could continue for the next four days.

Heavy rain to lash coastal Andhra IMD issues warningImage for representation
news Weather Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 09:36

Heavy rain is expected to lash several parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh as the Indian Meterological Department (IMD) issued a warning.

"Heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh. Thunderstorm very likely to occur at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh," the warning reads.

The IMD added that this rain could persist for the next four days.

According to a report in The New Indian Express, the southwest monsoon had been active over Rayalaseema and normal over coastal Andhra Pradesh, over the past 24 hours.

“The prevailing weather system may trigger heavy rain at isolated places in all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh,” an IMD official told the newspaper.

Skymet Weather reported that the reason for these showers, could be attributed to a trough that was seen extending from coastal Andhra Pradesh to south Tamil Nadu, which increased moisture levels over the region, leading to the development of thunderclouds.

The IMD stated that the trough from Rayalaseema to Gulf of Mannar, extending upto 0.9km above mean sea level persisted. 

Meanwhile, Visakhapatnam city (Waltair) recorded 25 mm of rainfall on Saturday, while the Airport recorded 2.6 mm rainfall. Additionally, Humidity levels were extremely high, at 93% at Waltair and 100% at Airport, The Hindu reported

Last week, heavy rains lashed Telangana and Hyderabad, and brought traffic to a complete standstill in several parts of the city, even as roads began getting inundated.

"The upper air cyclonic circulation over northern parts of Madhya Pradesh between 1.5 and 7.6 km above mean sea level persists. A trough extends from Chhattisgarh to south Tamilnadu across Telangana and south coastal Andhra Pradesh," the IMD had said.


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