Vishakapatnam : The Indian Meteorological department (IMD) has issued a ‘thunderstorm’ warning for districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema, in the next 48 hours.

Moderate to heavy rainfall, accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (between 30 and 40 kmph), are likely to occur at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Yanam regions on June 4 and 5, the IMD predicted.

The weather warning is a result of Cyclone Nisarga, currently moving in-land, informed the weather officials.

Speaking to NewsMeter, Mahesh Palawat, vice president, meteorological and climate department of Skymet (an independent weather observatory body) explained, “Cyclone Nisarga is moving towards Vidarbha and will further move in northerly direction towards eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh. As a result of which a trough ( depression) will develop over north east Madhya Pradesh. This will bring rainfall to south coastal Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Telangana may also receive rainfall.”

On the arrival of the southwest monsoon, the weather man added, “Keeping in mind the progress of the monsoons, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana can expect rains between June 12 and 14 of (plus or minus two days).

Meanwhile, heavy rainfall occurred in parts of West Godavari, Vizianagaram, East Godavari, Guntur on June 3.

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