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Rains to continue in Andhra Pradesh as the cyclone Nivar weakens into deep depression

Rains to continue in Andhra Pradesh as the cyclone Nivar weakens  into deep depression
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Rains to continue in Andhra Pradesh as the cyclone Nivar weakens into deep depression

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Cyclone Nivar is said to be weakened in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Cyclone Nivar is said to be weakened in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Currently, the cyclone is concentrated in the southern Rayalaseema area and is turning into a low pressure area, the Meteriological office said. The Meteriological office said that there is a possibility of further weakening in the next six hours due to which rains are expected in many places in Chittoor, Nellore, Kadapa, Prakasam and Kurnool districts respectively.

Also, one or two places are likely to receive heavy rains. Winds are expected to reach 55 to 75 kilometers per hour along the coast due to the impact of the storm. Hence, fishermen are advised to be vigilant. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts are likely to receive heavy rainfall. East Godavari and West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur districts are likely to receive moderate to heavy rains. The third alert has been issued at Machilipatnam and Nizampatnam ports. The Disaster Management Department has advised people in the hinterland to be vigilant.

Earlier, heavy to very heavy rains lashed many parts of the state from Wednesday night as the Nivar‌ cyclone hit hard. The situation in some districts has become dire with torrential rains. Unexpected heavy rains lashed Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa districts. With this, rivers and streams are overflowing. In many places the roads are lined up with ditches. Inland colonies in the cities of Tirupati and Nellore were inundated. The Penna and Kundu Swarnamukhi rivers are over flowing.

Meanwhile, two more cyclones are expected in the Bay of Bengal this week, according to the Meteriological office said. On the 29th, it was clarified that another low pressure area would form in the Bay of Bengal and it was likely to gradually strengthen and turn into a deep depression and then into a cyclone. The meteorological department has forecast that Buravi cyclone will cross the coast of Tamil Nadu on December 2.

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