Vishakapatnam : The Indian Meteorological department (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.
Speaking to NewsMeter, Mahesh Palawat, vice president, meteorological and climate department of Skymet (an independent weather observatory body) explained, “Cyclone Nisarga is moving towards Vidarbha and will further move in northerly direction towards eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh. As a result of which a trough ( depression) will develop over north east Madhya Pradesh. This will bring rainfall to south coastal Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Yanam may also receive rainfall.”
Meanwhile, the conditions are becoming favourable for further advancement of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of Central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal, south-west & east-central Bay of Bengal; entire south-east Bay of Bengal and some parts of west-central Bay of Bengal during next 2 days, the IMD authorities said.
On the arrival of the southwest monsoon, the weather man added, “Keeping in mind the progress of the monsoons, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana can expect rains between June 12 and 14 of (plus or minus two days).
Meanwhile, heavy rainfall occurred in places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, and at isolated places over Rayalaseema on June 4th.