Rains dampen festive spirit in AP; IMD predicts heavy rain for next 3 days

Most parts of CAP received a bout of rainfall on Wednesday and in the morning hours of Thursday bringing relief to people of the region who were suffering from sultry weather conditions.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Oct 2022 1:15 PM GMT
Rains dampen festive spirit in AP; IMD predicts heavy rain for next 3 days

Amaravati: Parts of coastal Andhra Pradesh (CAP) received heavy rainfall. Rainfall occurred at most places over CAP, Yanam, and Rayalaseema on Wednesday and Thursday under the influence of the cyclonic storm that has formed over CAP and its neighbourhood.

IMD Amaravati predicted that isolated places across CAP, Yanam, and Rayalaseema will witness heavy rainfall and thunderstorms accompanied with lightning till 9 October following the cyclone circulation.

Repalle of Guntur district recorded very heavy rain of 12 cm, followed by 11 cm in Konakanamitla of Prakasam district, 10 cm each in Cumbum and Bestavaripeta of Prakasam district, 9 cm each in S Kota in Vizianagaram district and Marripudi in Prakasam district. Vizag city in north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Podili in Prakasam district recorded 8 cm each rainfall, while 7 cm rainfall each in Avanigada, Narsapuram, Amaravati, Piduguralla, Ongole; 6 cm rainfall each in Machilipatnam, Chintalapudi, Tenali, Bheemavaram, Nuzvid, Vepada, Bapatla; and 5 cm rainfall each was recorded in Mangalagiri, Gudivada, Racherla, Koyyalagudem, Parvathipuram, Mentada, Bhimadole, Nellimarla and Salur.

In the Rayalaseema region, Bathalapalle and Raptadu of Anantapur district and Jammalamadugu of YSR Kadapa district recorded heavy rainfall of 7 cm, followed by 6 cm in Anantapur, and 5 cm each in Aspari, Pullivendla, Jupadu Bungalow, and Putturu.

Dr. Sagili Karunasagar, a scientist of IMD Amaravati, said heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at one or two places over Guntur district and heavy rainfall occurred at one or two places over Prakasam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Krishna and West Godavari and Anantapuramu, YSR Kadapa in the last two days. Southwest monsoon has been vigorous over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam and active over Rayalaseema, he added.

Most parts of CAP received a bout of rainfall on Wednesday and in the morning hours of Thursday bringing relief to people of the region who were suffering from sultry weather conditions. However, the heavy rains dampened the Dasara festive spirit in parts of CAP and caused inconvenience to two-wheeler riders who had to negotiate waterlogging and pothole roads.

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