VIJAYAWADA: The State has received 3 per cent excess rainfall given the incessant downpour that has been lashing it. Rayalaseema region stands at the top in receiving excess rainfall this year. Chittoor and Kadapa districts received 40 per cent excess rainfall while Anantapur, Nellore and Kurnool registered 27- 31 per cent excess rainfall.During the next 3-4 days, weathermen say that conditions are likely to turn favourable with Southwest Monsoon withdrawing from remaining parts of Northwest India, some more parts of Central and West and some parts of East India. The monsoon withdrawal line continues to pass through Kheri, Nowgong, Shajapur, Ahmedabad and Dwarka.
Speaking to TNIE, IMD Hyderabad Chief YK Reddy said, “The monsoon has not yet withdrawn from the Telugu States, it would take another week or so for the condition to normalise. The rainfall that the State has been receiving is because of monsoon only. The circulation of winds in the Bay of Bengal is also active, due to which the rains are taking place.
In Telangana and the coastal parts, the rains would start to decline from tomorrow. In Rayalaseema, the rains might continue beyond a week as the Northeast Monsoon winds are also running parallel. A low pressure is likely to form over Bay of Bengal region in the next two days, which might also give moderate to high showers across the State.”Reddy further said that the Southwest Monsoon for this year is very promising and in fact all parts received good rainfall.