Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh is currently witnessing seasonal rainfall with on-and-off rains, similar to Mumbai. Heavy rain warning has been issued for coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema on Monday. For the next four days, heavy rainfall will continue in Rayalaseema.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Amaravati, a cyclonic circulation lies over north Tamil Nadu and neighborhood and extends up to 1.5 km above mean sea level. The trough now runs from cyclonic circulation over north Tamil Nadu and neighborhood to northeast Rajasthan across Rayalaseema, Telangana, Vidarbha, and west Madhya Pradesh at 0.9 km above mean sea level. The cyclonic circulation over the southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Sri Lanka coast at 3.1 km above mean sea level persists.
The easterly winds will bring a lot of moisture from the Bay of Bengal resulting in heavy rains.
Due to this effect, moderate to heavy rains occurred at many places in the state on Sunday. In the next 48 hours, heavy rains to witness in Rayalaseema, thunderstorms, and lightning likely to witness at isolated places in North coastal, Yanam and South Coastal AP. Rains are expected in the state for another week.
This year, Ongole town recorded the highest rainfall in Andhra Pradesh with 230mm+ rainfall, followed by Machilipatnam at 203mm and Vizag at 200mm in October.
According to AP weatherman, seasonal rains will be seen this entire week, especially more rains in Visakhapatnam. Around 15 October, the northeast monsoon will make an onset, increasing rains along Nellore, Tirupati, and some parts of Rayalaseema. As the moisture is pushing deep into AP, the state is expecting more rains in Vizag, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Ongole, and Machilipatnam.