Heavy rain likely in AP as low pressure intensifies

With a low pressure area persisting over the Bay of Bengal, the meteorology officials have predicted heavy to very heavy rain in all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Published: 17th July 2017 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 08:24 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: With a low-pressure area persisting over the Bay of Bengal, the meteorology officials have predicted heavy to very heavy rain in all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh.
According to the officials of Indian Meteorology Department (IMD), the low-pressure area over the north-west Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal persists and the weather system is likely to further intensify, leading to the development of an associative upper air cyclonic circulation.

Already, the upper air cyclonic circulation is extending up to 7.6 km above the mean sea level and it’s likely to become well-marked during the next 24 hours.

Further, the trough on Sea Level Chart runs from Odisha to Tamil Nadu across Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
“Heavy to very heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in all districts in coastal AP and light to moderate rain and thundershowers may occur at a few places in Rayalaseema in the next 24 to 36 hours,” said an IMD report.

On Sunday, the monsoon was normal over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema. Isolated heavy rain occurred in East Godavari and other North coastal districts. Chintur in East Godavari district recorded a rainfall of 7 cm, the highest in the state, followed by Chintapalle in Vishakhapatnam district and Kakinada (5 cm), Velairpad in West Godavari Godavari district (4 cm) and Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district (3 cm). Rain occurred at many places in Rayalaseema too. Amadagur in Anantapur, Yemmiganur in Kurnool and Lakkireddipalle in Kadapa recorded precipitation.

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