Coastal districts like Srikakulam, Nellore, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam are likely to receive heavy rainfall.

 Heavy rainfall to lash coastal Andhra as depression forms in the Bay of BengalFile photo/ PTI
news Weather Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 13:40

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning and forecasted that heavy rains would lash the North Coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.

The weatherman observed that a depression has formed over west-coastal Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh coast. He said, “The system is very likely to move initially northwards during next 24 hours maintaining its intensity and gradually weaken.”“This depression will result in heavy rainfall at isolated places in Odisha and West Bengal in the next 48 hours and result in heavy rainfall in isolated places of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Prakasam, Guntur and Nellore,” predicted the cyclone forecaster from the IMD.The Cyclone Warning Center also advised the fishermen to be cautious while venturing into sea over the north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

According to IMD weather reports, the depression is presently centred at 170 km south of Visakhapatnam and 380 km south-southwest of Gopalpur, and is moving northeastwards at a speed of 10 kmph.

However, IMD senior scientist and Director-in-charge Dr K Nagaratna claimed that there is nothing to worry about the depression as it is formed off the Andhra coast. “Parts of Srikakulam many receive moderate to light rain. But the rest of Andhra will not be affected. Orissa and West Bengal will be hugely affected as it may receive heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours,” she said.

On Wednesday, rainfall was recorded in isolated parts of coastal districts of Nellore, Srikakulam, Vijayawada and in Rayalaseema.

Meanwhile, Tirupati recorded the highest maximum temperature of 35 degree Celsius on Wednesday followed by Jangalamaheswarapuram at 33 degree Celsius and Nandyal, Kurnool, Anantapur and Vijayawada at 32


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