Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in coastal Andhra, Telangana

Hyderabad: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in coastal Andhra Pradesh for next 48 hours, informed Dr. K. Nagarathnam, Scientist ‘D’ at the Meteorological Department, Hyderabad.

Speaking to ANI, he said, “In next 48 hours coastal Andhra Pradesh will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall in most of the districts. Under the influence of upper air cyclonic circulation, in next 48 hours Telangana state will also receive widespread rainfall in all the parts of the state.”

Scientist Nagarathnam also talked about the latest rainfall pattern in the region and the reason behind it. He said, “Northern coastal area of Andhra Pradesh received heavy rainfall in last 24hours due to the low-pressure area lying in Odisha, West Bengal and its adjoining areas in North West Bay of Bengal. West Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and some parts of Krishna and Guntur districts have received heavy rainfall”.

Andhra Pradesh’s neighbouring state Karnataka and southern coastal state of Kerala have been facing flooding and landslide issues due to torrential rains. As much as 357 people have lost their lives in Kerala due to incessant rains.