The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
The department noted that the southwest monsoon has been active over the state’s Rayalaseema region, which would result in a heavy downpour.
“Thunderstorm associated with heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema,” a warning by the IMD reads.
“The upper air cyclonic circulation lies over the west-central Bay of Bengal off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts, extending up to 3.6 km above the mean sea level. The trough from the upper air cyclonic circulation to north Kerala across Rayalaseema and south interior Karnataka at 1.5 km above the mean sea level persists,” the IMD forecast states.
This may also result in rainfall in the neighbouring Telangana state.
Meanwhile, the department recorded highest rainfall of 6 cm on Thursday in Rayalaseema--Nallamadla (Anantapur), Rajampet (Kadapa) and Amadagur (Ananatapur), whereas Atmakur (Nellore), Nellimarla (Vizianagaram), Podili (Prakasam), and Chimakurthi (Prakasam) recorded the highest rainfall of 5 cm in coastal Andhra.
The rain is expected to continue until Saturday evening.
Stating that moist winds blowing over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh will result in heavy rains in Vishakhapatnam, Skymet Weather reported that coastal Andhra Pradesh was rain surplus by 14% as of September 27.
Last month, heavy rain lashed various parts of northern Andhra, including the districts of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram, leaving several rivers, including the Vamsadhara, in spate.
There was also a rapid rise in waters of river Godavari, Indravati and their tributaries, affecting 10 districts in Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
In June this year, constant rain had resulted in flash floods, as the Nagavali and Kalyani rivers overflowed in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram district. No casualties were reported.