Visakhapatnam: The Southwest monsoon is likely to reach Andhra Pradesh in the next two or three days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its weather forecast on 5 June.

This year monsoon made an early onset over Kerela but the cyclone Nisarga induced high-speed winds which took away the rain-bearing clouds from the southern peninsula.

According to IMD’s latest prediction, conditions are becoming favourable for further advancement of southwest monsoon into some more parts of central Arabian Sea, southwest and the east-central Bay of Bengal. It may cover the entire south-east Bay of Bengal and some parts of west-central Bay of Bengal during the next two days.

Andhra Pradesh is off west-central Bay of Bengal. The monsoon arrives in Andhra Pradesh normally by 4 June. A low-pressure area is likely to develop over eastern parts of west-central Bay of Bengal around 8 June.

On the other hand,the southwest monsoon entered Karnataka and brought widespread rains in coastal and central regions of the southern state.

Meanwhile the IMD has issued a ‘thunderstorm’ warning for districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam area of  Puducherry for the next 5 days.

Moderate to heavy rainfall, accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (between 30 and 40 kmph), are likely to occur at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh  and Yanam regions between  5 and 10 June, the IMD predicted. The intensity of the thunderstorm may increase on 8th, 9th and 10th of June

The weather warning is a result of Cyclone Nisarga, currently moving in-land, informed the weather officials.

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