Cyclonic storm Lehar weakens; likely to hit Andhra coast today afternoon
The intensity of cyclonic storm Lehar, which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday afternoon and bring heavy rain, has weakened. According to reports, the very severe cyclonic storm, located over west-central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal, has weakened into a severe cyclonic storm. It is expected to
weaken further and cross Andhra coast near Machillipatnam this afternoon. Andhra Pradesh government, however, remained alert, evacuating people from vulnerable areas and taking all precautionary measures.