VISAKHAPATNAM/HYDERABAD: Telangana State witnessed heavy rain on Sunday too, while some districts in AP received moderate to heavy falls.
Heavy rain lashed several villages in Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar districts in TS. Around 400 acres of standing crops, including cotton, redgram and maize, were damaged in rain in Bomraspet mandal in Mahbubnagar district.
Streams in Rangareddy district overflowed with continuous rains in the last two days. Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy visited EC Vagu near KB Doddi and instructed the officials to shift the people to safer places.
Hyderabad too was hit by heavy rain on Sunday. As it was a holiday, there was no major traffic problem. But in the evening, commuters faced some hardship. However, the rain did not dampen the spirits of devotees who reached Hussain Sagar for immersion of Ganesh idols.
In AP too several rivulets and streams were overflowing. A farmer was washed away in the Malkapur rivulet in Yemmiganur mandal in Kurnool district on Sunday. Three others were washed away in Telugu Ganga canal near Anjur in KVP Puram mandal in Chittoor district.
Pargi in Rangareddy district recorded the highest rainfall of 12 cm in Telangana. Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh received the highest rainfall of 6 cm, followed by Visakhapatnam with 5 cm.
Heavy rain is likely across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for another 24 hours. However, it is likely to decrease over the next 72 hours, with only Telangana witnessing moderate to heavy rainfall. A weather warning has been issued by the Meteorological department with a note for fishermen to be cautious while entering the sea.
Met officials said the well-marked low pressure area lying over South Chhattisgarh on Saturday moved further inland and now lies over Vidarbha, South Chhattisgarh and Telangana. With the monsoon remaining active over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers are expected at many places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, while Rayalaseema might experience light to moderate rain or thundershowers over the next three days.
LESS RAIN FOR AP
Andhra Pradesh might witness a decrease in rainfall after the next 24 hours. The North Coastal Andhra region is already experiencing reduction in rainfall over the last 24 hours. The rivers and rivulets, which were in spate, are slowly receding and normalcy is returning to several villages with road connectivity being restored in some parts of the region.