Depression over Bay of Bengal to intensify, cross AP coast

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Depression over Bay of Bengal to intensify, cross AP coast

A depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify further and cross the north Andhra Pradesh coast on Monday and heavy rains have been forecast in isolated places over coastal parts of the state, Telangana and North interior Karnataka. The well marked low pressure area over east central and adjoiningsouth east Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depressionover west central Bay and lay centred about 370 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, a bulletin from the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday.

“It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross northAndhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam during 12th October 2020 night,” an IMD bulletin issued at 2.30 pm said. Extremely heavy rainfall (20 cm per day) was also likely at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and also over north Kerala and adjoining coastal Karnataka on Monday, it said.

Several parts of Telangana received heavy rainfall on Sunday and two women were killed and five others injured in a house collapse, the Chief Minister‘s office said. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asked people to be careful and instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to keep the entire official machinery on high alert, it said.

The release said the IMD has warned that thunderstorms accompaniedwith lightning were very likely tooccur at isolatedplaces overthe state and heavy to veryheavy rain verylikely to occur atisolated placestill Tuesday. Rao wanted all the officials to stay put in their places, monitor the situation and extend necessary relief measures.

In the house collapse incident, a portion of the building in a dilapidated condition came down on Sunday due to heavy rains, police said. The Met department also said under the influence of the weather system,light to moderate rain with thunderstorms were also likelyto occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherryand Karaikal on Sunday and Monday.

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