Rains in AP to continue till year-end

Andhra Pradesh received excess rainfall of 39% above normal in November this year during the northwest monsoons. The average rainfall was 34.2 cm against the normal 24.9 cm.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Nov 2021 7:04 AM GMT
Rains in AP to continue till year-end

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh may see rains till the end of the year due to the ongoing weather system and the continuation of the northwest monsoons which will continue till 26 December, the IMD said on Saturday.

The northwest monsoons started from 25 October, soon after the withdrawal of the southwest monsoons.

Andhra Pradesh received excess rainfall of 39% above normal in November this year during the northwest monsoons. The average rainfall was 34.2 cm against the normal 24.9 cm.

Similarly, the state received 19% excess rainfall during the southwest monsoons from 1 June to 30 September. The monsoons withdrew on 25 October.

"If conditions are good, the northwest monsoons may spill over to January next year,'' said IMD director S. Stella.

Meanwhile, the cyclonic circulation over the Comorin area and adjoining Sri Lanka coasts extending up to 1.5 km above mean sea level persisted on Saturday. It may intensify into a low-pressure area over the south Andaman Sea around 29 November.

It is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards during the subsequent 48 hours. Under its influence, heavy rainfall accompanied by squally winds is likely from 3 to 5 December. Another weather official said the continuous rains may lead to a drop in temperatures this winter.

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