VISAKHAPATNAM: Several parts of the coastal Andhra Pradesh including Srikakulam, West Godavari, Guntur, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Prakasam districts and Chittoor district in Rayalaseema received rainfall on Tuesday.
Mandasa in Srikakulam district and Chintalapudi in West Godavari district recorded 9 cm rainfall, the highest in the state, followed by Sattenapalle in Guntur district (7 cm), Macherla in Guntur district (6 cm).
Many places across coastal Andhra Pradesh received rainfall between 3 cm and 4 cm.
The showers brought down the maximum day temperatures at several places over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema during the last 24 hours.
Several places recorded temperatures below the normal. The highest maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius was recorded at Kurnool. According to the daily report given by Andhra Pradesh State Development Planning Society (APSDPS), no mandal recorded severe heat wave conditions on Tuesday, baring East Godavari district which witnessed heat wave conditions.
There has been an appreciable drop in the hot weather conditions in all 670 mandals in AP. “Four mandals are likely to record heat wave conditions, while 29 mandals may face hot weather conditions in the next 24 hours,” said the report by APSDPS.
Meanwhile, the weathermen attributed the change of weather to a trough on the Bay of Bengal. With the wind discontinuity from north Telangana to Maldives area, a trough is now running from South Interior Karnataka to Comorin area, spreading over across interior Tamil Nadu.
It extends up to 0.9 Km above the mean sea level. A trough runs from interior Odisha to Lakshadweep area across coastal AP, Telangana and Interior Karnataka at 5.8 km above the mean sea level, said the report by the IMD.
“Thunderstorms accompanied with squally winds may occur at isolated places in all the districts of coastal AP in next 24 hours,” said duty officer at CWC, Vizag.