Amaravati: The Indian Meteorological Department, Amaravati, on Tuesday said the southwest monsoon has advanced over some parts of the central Arabian Sea, some parts of Karnataka, entire Kerala, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, the entire southeast Bay of Bengal, some parts of southwest Bay of Bengal, most parts of east-central Bay of Bengal, and some parts of west-central and the northeast Bay of Bengal.
According to IMD's monsoon prediction, Andhra Pradesh will welcome the rainy season on 5 June.
Further, it said, "Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, some more parts of Karnataka, some parts of Konkan and Goa, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, remaining parts of southwest Bay of Bengal, some more parts of west-central Bay of Bengal, northeast Bay of Bengal, northeastern states and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during next 2-3 days."
It also said that lower tropospheric westerly winds prevail over Andhra Pradesh and Yanam.
Amaravati Meteorological Centre warned that on Tuesday thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at one or two places in north coastal Andhra Pradesh (NCAP) and Yanam. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds with a speed of 30-40 kmph are likely at one or two places in south coastal Andhra Pradesh (SCAP). Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds with a speed of 40-50 kmph are likely at one or two places in Rayalaseema, it said.
On 1 June thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to occur at one or two places in NCAP and Yanam. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds with a speed of 30-40 kmph is likely at one or two places in SCAP and Rayalaseema.
There is no warning for 2, 3, and 4 June.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh weatherman Sai Praneeth gave a heavy rainfall alert in the state from Tuesday to 2 June. "Starting from today till June 2nd, Rayalaseema will see High Intensity and Thunderstorms in #Kadapa, #Anantapur, Sathya Sai (Puttaparthi), #Kurnool, and also Annamayya (Rayachoti/Madanapalli). Other parts of AP will see just Scattered rains," he tweeted.
Kadapa district saw intense thunderstorms followed by heavy rains on Tuesday morning. According to independent weather observers, Prodattur in Kadapa received the highest rainfall of 114 mm followed by Mydukur (67 mm), and Siddavattam (55 mm).