Andhra Pradesh Rain: IMD predicts more rains for Rayalaseema | Visakhapatnam News

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VISAKHAPATNAM: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast heavy rains for the Rayalaseema region, Nellore and Prakasam districts between November 26 and December 2 as a cyclonic circulation spread over the southern sea of Andaman and its surroundings.
It is expected to move west-northwest during the week.
Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rains are likely with isolated heavy showers over the districts of Nellore, Prakasam, Chittoor, Kadapa and Anantapur.
Recent heavy rains that have ravaged the Rayalaseema region and Nellore district claimed the lives of more than 40 people and damaged growing crops over thousands of hectares.
IMD Amaravati director Stella S said she predicted more rains in November and December over southern India. The IMD also confirmed the changing and developing conditions of La Nina, a phenomenon in the weather system, where the equatorial Pacific Ocean remains cooler than normal. The active phase of several favorable weather systems will keep the northeast monsoon active in November and December over the districts of Rayalaseema, Nellore and Prakasam.
The extensive southwest monsoon was the result of the formation of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) which led to the frequent formation of depressions during November.
Normally the lows passed through the coastal area of ​​Krishna and Guntur, but this time the weather formations crossed the north coast of Tamil Nadu.
2-3 lows likely through December, according to expert
We could see two or three lows until December and the Rayalaseema region and Nellore district could receive rainfall until January, said Professor OSRU Bhanu, professor emeritus and former head of the division of oceanography and of Meteorology of the University of Andhra. Sea surface temperatures are favorable for the formation of low pressures in the coming weeks, he added.
Anantapur and Kadapa districts received the highest rainfall of 173 and 169% above normal during the northeast monsoon from November 1 to November 21. Anantapur recorded a rainfall of 40.23 cm compared to the normal of 14.7 cm and Kadapa got 53 cm compared to the normal precipitation of 20 cm. Regarding the existing cyclone circulation, Stella said it is too early to say if the system will turn into a cyclone. She said the northeast monsoon brings rains for Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh and may recede by December or overflow through January depending on weather conditions.


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