Heavy rains lash Coastal Andhra Pradesh, light rains ahead

Heavy rains lash Coastal Andhra Pradesh, light rains ahead

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This year, Northeast Monsoon had performed normal over Tamil Nadu and Kerala, while it was poor over Rayalaseema and South Interior Karnataka and poorest over Andhra Pradesh. Particularly, coastal Andhra Pradesh has been the poorest pocket of the season with the rain deficiency of 69%.

Talking about the figures, only 94 mm of rainfall has been recorded as against average normal rainfall of 306 mm so far over coastal Andhra Pradesh. However, last two days have witnessed a major change in this ongoing trend. All thanks to the trough that has been extending from Gulf of Mannar to Andhra Pradesh in Southwest Bay.

During the last 24 hours, southern coastal parts of Andhra Pradesh had recorded moderate to heavy rains while some places had witnessed very heavy rains, wherein Kavali had recorded 113 mm of rainfall while Nellore had recorded 83 mm of rains.

These figures are generally considered as normal for December as these stations have the potential of recording more rains during this time of the week.

In the last two days from 8:30 am on Tuesday, 128 mm of rains have been recorded over Kavali, while 107 mm over Nellore. With this, rains have exceeded the monthly average rainfalls for December for Andhra Pradesh.

Moreover, with these spells, a significant improvement in rain deficiency has also been observed.

However, in the coming days, intensity of these rains will gradually reduce and only light rains will occur over Andhra Pradesh for next four to five days.

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