Heavy rain continued to lash coastal Andhra Pradesh on Thursday even as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) put out a two-day alert.
The IMD said that a low pressure area is very likely to form over north Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours even as a trough on sea level was running from Odisha to south Tamil Nadu, along coastal Andhra Pradesh.
"Heavy to very heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur," the IMD said in its warning.
Meanwhile, the IMD said that light to moderate rain or thunder showers were very likely to occur at a few places in Rayalaseema, which includes the districts of Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur and Chittoor.
The Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC) based in Visakhapatnam also advised fishermen from Andhra, not to venture out into the sea, citing fast winds and rough waves.
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services and Indian Ocean Forecast System (INDOFOS) has also issued a warning for the state.
"High waves in the range of 3 to 3.5 meters are forecasted during 5:30 pm on July 12 to 11:30 pm on July 14 along the coast of Andhra Pradesh from Dugarajapatnam to Baruva. Under strong monsoon condition, strong surface winds from westerly direction speed reaching 45 to 50 kmph likely along and off north coastal Andhra and strong surface winds from westerly direction speed reaching 50 to 55 kmph likely along and off south coastal Andhra Pradesh. Fishermen are advised not to be venture into the sea," the warning stated.
The Hindu reported that as of 8:30 am on Thursday, Tadepalligudem received 7 cm of rainfall, while Bhimadole received 6 cm. This was followed by Tanuku, Palakoderu , Vijayawada Airport, Kaikalur, and Nuzvid at 5 cm each, while areas like Eluru, Amalapuram, Bhimavaram, and Macherla received 4 cm each.