Amaravati, Nov 30, : Heavy rains continue in south coastal Andhra Pradesh.Parts of the region received heavy downpours on Tuesday.
A low Pressure area in the Andaman Sea could intensify and bring more rains to the state between December 3-4.Nellore district received rains on Tuesday for the fourth consecutive day, thanks to the low Pressure area.
Between Gudur and Manubolu, traffic on National Highway 16 connecting Nellore to Chennai was disrupted by floods in the Pambaleru river.Due to the overflowing water on the highway, hundreds of vehicles were left stranded.
The road was also inundated by the overflowing water from Manubolu’s tank.The Kandaleru dam was flooding the tank.
Nellore district, which has yet to recover from the devastation wrought by the recent rains, floods, has been receiving heavy rainfalls since Sunday night.
Some villages in the district still face severe hardships from overflowing rivers, tanks, and reservoirs.
Vinjamur and Seetharamapuram in Nellore received respectively 11 and 9 cm of rainfall over the last 24 hours.
Veligandla, Prakasam district, received 10 cm of rainfall, while Porumamilla, YSR Kadapa District, received 9 cm.
The likely emergence over Andaman Sea of a low Pressure zone, which is likely will intensify, could bring more rains to coastal Andhra Pradesh.According to the India Meteorological Department, the low Pressure area could intensify into a cyclonic thunderstorm over central Bay of Bengal in December.
“A low Pressure was observed over South Thailand and its environs at 08.30 IST today.It is expected to move into the Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours.It will then likely move west-northwestwards, forming a depression over the southeast and adjacent east-central Bay of Bengal on December 2.The storm will intensify into a cyclonic hurricane over the Bay of Bengal in the following 24 hours.It is expected to move northwestwards and intensify, reaching north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha coasts around the 4th of December,” the IMD stated.
Light to moderate rainfall is likely at many locations with heavy rainfall at isolated spots.This will be over north coast Andhra Pradesh, and south coastal Odisha starting in the evening/night of December 3.
The IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall in most places, with heavy to very severe rainfall at isolated locations over coastal Odisha and heavy or very heavy rainfall at isolated spots over adjoining interior districts and coastal districts of West Bengal on December 4.
Squally winds speeding up to 45-55 kmph gusting up to 65 kmph will likely begin along the North Andhra Pradesh–Odisha coast at midnight on December 3, and gradually increase to 70-80 km/h gusting to 90 kmph by the afternoon of December 4, for the next 12 hours.
From November 13 to 20, the Bay of Bengal Depression triggered heavy to very severe rains in the south coast of Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema.
At least 40 people were killed in floods and heavy rains that ravaged Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts.
Officials claim that 25 people were reported missing.The downpour affected 1,402 villages in 196 Mandals and four other towns.
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