Thunderstorm forecast in north coastal Andhra Pradesh

Officials of Indian Meteorological Department warn of thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts.

Published: 16th April 2018 04:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2018 04:35 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: Officials of Indian Meteorological Department warn of thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at isolated places in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts of north Coastal Andhra Pradesh and East Godavari and Rayalaseema region in the next 48 hours.

On Sunday, the maximum temperatures remained high, while some areas in Vizag Agency and Vizianagaram district received good amount of rainfall. Chintapalle in Visakhapatnam district and Parvathipuram in Vizianagaram district received 5 cm rainfall each. Araku Valley in Vizag Agency and a few places in Vizianagaram district received 2 cm rainfall each.

A trough at 1.5 km above mean sea level runs from the cyclonic circulation over southwest Madhya Pradesh and neighbourhood to north interior Karnataka across Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada. A north­-south wind discontinuity at 0.9 km above mean sea level runs from south interior Karnataka to south Kerala. The trough of low at mean sea level over Comorin-Maldives area now lies over Maldives area and neighbourhood with a cyclonic circulation aloft extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level. The trough in easterlies extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level from the above circulation to Coastal Karnataka has become less marked.

“A trough is close to Karnataka and Kerala coast, so under its influence light to moderate rains or thundershowers are likely to occur at isolated places in north coastal Andhra Pradesh for one day and in Rayalaseema for two days,” said IMD Director YK Reddy. He further said that the there would be no heat wave conditions for the next week, while the maximum temperatures will be not more than 40 degree Celsius. The city is also expected to have frequent power cuts with the occurrence of thunderstorm.

On Sunday, highest temperature of 41 degree Celsius was recorded in Anantapur, followed by 40 degree Celsius in Kurnool and Nandyal. Places like Nandigama, Kakinada, Kadapa, Tirupati, Nellore, Jangamaheswarapuram and Vijayawada recorded temperatures between 37 and 39 degree Celsius.

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