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Heavy rains in Telangana, Coastal AP, Rayalaseema

Heavy rains in Telangana, Coastal AP, Rayalaseema
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Heavy Rains Seen In Hyderabad, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema And Telangana. Rains and thundershowers were seen in the city and across a few places in Telangana, Rayalaseema and coastal AP because of a low pressure area off the coast of north Kerala.

Rains and thundershowers were seen in the city and across a few places in Telangana, Rayalaseema and coastal AP because of a low pressure area off the coast of north Kerala.

The city witnessed thunderstorm activity with torrents of rain. The Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad has issued a heavy rainfall alert across Andhra Pradesh.

Areas in Hyderabad including Khairtabad, Begumpet, Marredpally, and Himayatnagar received brief spells of rain, recording a measurement of 1.3mm (up to 8.30 pm). Officials from the Meteorological Centre predicted heavy rain today at isolated places in the districts of Chittoor, Anantapur, Kurnool in Rayalaseema; Nellore, Prakasam in Coastal AP; and Mahbubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Hyderabad, Nalgonda, Warangal in Telangana.

On Saturday, however, heavy rain will be experienced in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari in Coastal AP; Mahbubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Hyderabad, Nalgonda, Warangal, Khammam in Telangana.

Met officials said these spells of rain would bring down the maximum temperatures by approximately three or four degrees. “In the city, the temperatures will come down to 36ºC-37ºC for the next four or five days and may rise gradually later,” Met officials informed.

M. Narsimha Rao, assistant controller at the Meteorological Centre said, “Due to formation of the low pressure area, there is too much moisture incursion towards AP from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal leading to thunderstorm activity. The low pressure area, which is over southeast Arabian Sea off north Kerala coast, became well-marked with the associated upper air cyclonic circulation up to 5.8 km above sea level and extends up to the mid tropospheric level. It is likely to become more marked and will move north-northeastwards during the next 24 hours and will cause rain.”

The rains continued to lash the city throughout the night. Traffic came to a standstill at many junctions including Paradish, Tarnaka and areas where Metro construction works were going on. The power supply was also cut at a few places in the city.

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