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(Suman Reddy D/BCCL Vijayawada)

The low pressure off the east coast of India concentrated into a depression over the west-central Bay of Bengal by Sunday morning and moved westwards, bringing incessant rain at several places in Andhra Pradesh.

The depression lies about 400 km southeast of Visakhapatnam.

“It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours. It is expected to move west and northwest, and across the north Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam by Monday night,” said a Meteorological department official.

Due to the depression, thunderstorms with lightning and heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in East Godavari, West Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts in north coastal Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

Likewise, Krishna, Kadapa and Kurnool districts will also experience similar weather.

“Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in Srikakulam, and Vizianagaram districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Guntur and Prakasam districts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Chittoor and Anantapur districts in Rayalaseema,” he said.

The Meteorological department forecasts similar weather on Monday.

Thunderstorms with lightning are expected at isolated places on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The cyclonic circulation over coastal Andhra Pradesh and neighbourhood at an elevation of 1.5 km above mean sea level has become less marked.

Meanwhile, a new low-pressure area is likely to form over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood around Wednesday.

On Sunday, despite the inclement weather, Guntur recorded a maximum temperature of 30.3°C, Srikakulam 30.9°C, Rajamundry 30°C, Chittoor 30.7°C while Vijayawada recorded 26.3°C and Eluru 26.6°C.

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