Monsoon covers most parts of south coastal AP Heavy rain forecast till June 25

VISHAKHAPATNAM: The Southwest Monsoon has covered most parts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh and is moving close to NTR district, according to IMD Amaravati.

If the current progress is maintained, the monsoon would cover entire Andhra Pradesh in another three days, it said on Wednesday.

IMD also issued a heavy rainfall warning for isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh (NCAP), Yanam and south coastal Andhra Pradesh (SCAP) and Rayalaseema on Thursday and Friday.

“The conditions are favorable for further advance of southwest monsoon over some more parts of the south Peninsular of India, some parts of Odisha, some more parts of the Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and some parts of East Uttar Pradesh during next two to three days,” the IMD report said.

It predicted that gusty winds with a speed of 30-40kmph were likely at isolated places over both coastal and Rayalaseema districts for the two days.

The mercury levels in many parts of the state decreased by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Bapatla recorded the highest temperature of 41.2 degrees C in the state on Wednesday followed by Nandigama 40.8 degrees C. The remaining parts of the state recorded between 31 and 39 degrees.

The weather office said parts of Krishna, Guntur, NTR and a few other districts experienced light to moderate rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Vepada in Vizianagaram district received the highest rainfall of 7.5cm, it said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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