Vijayawada: The Southwest Monsoon has advanced over entire Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, five days after it arrived in Rayalaseema region.

The low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal coupled with monsoons may bring in more rains to the parts of the North coastal Andhra Pradesh including Vizag, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts during next two days.

Meanwhile, the monsoon further advanced to some more parts of south Gujarat region, remaining parts of Maharashtra, Telangana, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and south Odisha, remaining parts of central Bay of Bengal and most parts of North Bay of Bengal.

Conditions are favorable for further advance of southwest monsoon to some more parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts Chhattisgarh and Odisha, entire West Bengal and Jharkhand and some parts of Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh and remaining parts of North Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours.

Director of IMD, Amaravati, S Stella, said cyclonic circulation over East-central and adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal now lay over Northwest Bay of Bengal and extends up to mid-troposphere level. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the northwest Bay of Bengal and neighborhood during the next 24 hours. It is likely to become more marked during subsequent 24 hours and move west-­north-westwards across Odisha.

As the system moves towards the coast, thunderstorms and lightning with heavy to very heavy rainfall are very likely to occur at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam. The storms are also likely to occur at isolated places over south coastal Andhra Pradesh.

The heavy rains would continue till June 14, the IMD report said. On Thursday, the Visakhapatnam airport area received 20.49 millimeters of rainfall, followed by Machilipatnam 10.8 mm, Kakinada 10.1 mm, and Visakhapatnam city 8.6 mm.

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