Vijayawada: MeT has forecasted heavy rains and flooding in part of Andhra Pradesh from Friday.
The marginal Cyclone that crossed the Coast of North Tamil Nadu currently lays centered over South Anantapur and the adjoining Karnataka region as a Low-Pressure area.
Due to this, a Convergence pattern of winds is induced along the North Andhra Pradesh belt that can cause Heavy Rainfall on November 12 in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, and also Godavari districts.
Also, scattered rains are possible in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, and Anantapur districts for the next 24 hours. The Flood Situation in Kadapa, Chittoor, and Nellore will improve slowly as the rains have decreased.
The current Low Pressure will move into the Arabian Sea on November 13, due to which some induced isolated rainfall activity will be there in Andhra Pradesh state. After November 14, rains will further reduce and wintery weather will be back in the state.
Andhra Pradesh is on alert with the NDRF and SDRF ready for action. Parts of the Nellore and Chittoor districts in the state saw heavy to very heavy rainfall. Few areas including Tirupati saw inundation and uprooting of trees due to the heavy downpour.
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to coordinate with SDRF and NDRF. He instructed the district collectors to set up relief camps for people from inundated areas and provide Rs 1,000 as a relief to every victim. Authorities said that heavy rains are expected in Nellore, Prakasam, Chittoor, and Kadapa.