Southwest Monsoon enters Andhra Pradesh, Heat Wave to Continue: IMD

Visakhapatnam: The southwest monsoon entered Andhra Pradesh in Chittoor district on Sunday and is likely to spread all over the State in another three days, according to an IMD report. Usually the monsoon enters Rayalaseema region, four days after Kerala but this season it entered south coastal Andhra Pradesh. The report said the heat wave would continue in many parts of the State for the next five days.

During last 24 hours, the monsoon further advanced into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, some more parts of Karnataka, Goa, some parts of Konkan, most parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, entire southwest and some more parts of west central Bay of Bengal, some more parts of northwest Bay of Bengal and remaining parts of northeast Bay of Bengal.

Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest monsoon into some parts of central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Maharashtra, remaining parts of Tamil Nadu, some parts of Andhra Pradesh, west central Bay of Bengal, northwest Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of northeastern states and some parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim and Bihar during next 48 hours.

The report said severe heat waves are likely at isolated pockets over north coastal and south coastal Andhra Pradesh. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds of speed 30-40 kmph are likely at isolated places over the above regions.

The heat wave will continue till June 15, the IMD said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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