Three-day heavy rain predicted for coastal Andhra districts
By Express News Service | Published: 13th August 2017 08:41 AM |
VISAKHAPATNAM: With the upper air cyclonic circulation remaining active over the state, the weathermen on Saturday issued 3-day isolated heavy rain warning for coastal Andhra Pradesh from Monday.
In the last 24 hours, the southwest monsoon has been active over Rayalaseema and normal over coastal Andhra Pradesh. On Saturday, very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Vizianagaram district, while heavy precipitation was witnessed at isolated places in Srikakulam and Anantapur district.
Pusapatirega in Vizianagaram district recorded 12 cm rain, the highest in the state.
Rayadurg in Anantapur district witnessed 9 cm precipitation, followed by Mandasa in Srikakulam district, Kalyandrug in Anantapur district (7 cm), Srungavarapukota in Vizianagaram district, Satyavedu in Chittoor district and Orvakal in Kurnool (5cm).
According to an IMD report, the upper air north-south trough from coastal Andhra Pradesh to Gulf of Mannar now runs from Rayalaseema to Gulf of Mannar and extends upto 0.9 km above the mean sea level. Further, the trough on the sea level chart from Odisha to south Tamil Nadu across coastal Andhra Pradesh persists. “The prevailing weather system may trigger heavy rain at isolated places in all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh,” said an IMD official on Saturday.