Heavy rain likely on December 8 and 9

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea and equatorial Indian Ocean with the associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above the mean sea level persists.

It is very likely to become a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbouring hood during the next 24 hours and deep depression during the subsequent 48 hours according to IMD bulletin issued on Tuesday.

Under its influence, heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of south coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 8 and 9. Light to moderate rain is also likely at a few places over coastal Andhra Pradesh and at isolated places in Rayalaseema during the same period.

District Collector Pravin Kumar directed the Mandal level officers to be on alert and take precautionary measures to minimise the damage in view of the IMD warning. He said that paddy harvested, if any, in the rural areas should be covered properly with tarpaulin sheets to prevent it from getting damaged in rainwater. Those who did not harvest the crop so far should allow the crop to remain like that till the cyclone threat was over.

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