VISAKHAPATNAM: With a warning that a low pressure area is brewing over the north Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood, the weathermen on Friday issued a three-day heavy rain warning, beginning Saturday.
The south-west monsoon remains active over all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh and heavy rain is expected between Saturday and Monday, said the IMD officials.
A low pressure area is likely to form under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulation over north Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood which is moving in north-west direction, extending up to 7.6 km above the mean sea level.
Further, the trough on Sea Level Chart running from North Chhattisgarh to South Tamil Nadu across coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema persists. “Under its influence, heavy rains are expected over coastal AP in the next three to four days, while light to moderate rains may occur in many places in Rayalaseema,” said an IMD report.
Meanwhile, isolated heavy rain occurred in the Guntur district on Friday, while many places over coastal AP and Rayalaseema witnessed light to moderate rains. Jangamaheswarapuram in Guntur district recorded 7 cm rainfall, the highest in the state, followed by Gudivada in Krishna district (6 cm) and Mandasa in Srikakulam district (5 cm).
Dowleshwaram in East Godavari district, Macherla in Guntur district, Koyyalagudem in West Godavari district, Ranastalam in Srikakulam district, Tadepalligudem and Palakoderu in West Godavari district, Mentada in Vizianagaram district and Atmakur in Kurnool district also received precipitation.
In the wake of heavy rain warning, Visakhapatnam collector Pravin Kumar alerted all the tehsildars, RDO, district officials and related line departments to keep a vigil on the situation. He asked the officials to take precautionary measures to avoid rain-related untoward incidents in villages and low-lying areas.