Rains To Continue In Telangana, North Coastal AP And Odisha

There will be no respite in rains for two more days. Fishermen have been warned from venturing into the rough to very rough sea.

Visakhapatnam: Heavy rains, which have been lashing Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana owing to depression in the Bay of Bengal for past two days, are likely to continue for two more days at several places in the three regions.

Depression over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of Odisha has remained stationary and lay centred about 120 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 80 km south-southeast of Puri, stated a weather bulletin issued by the Meteorological Department on Tuesday.

The depression is expected to cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Puri by Tuesday night.

As a result, south Odisha is likely to experience isolated and extremely heavy rainfall in the next 48 hours. It will be limited to 24 hours over north coastal Andhra Pradesh. Most places in Telangana and north Odisha are very likely to have heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places during the next 48 hours. Isolated heavy to very heavy rains during next 24 hours and heavy to very heavy rains at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rains during subsequent 24 hrs are very likely over Chhattisgarh, according to the weather bulletin.

The weathermen have forecast squally winds of 40-50 kmph with gusts of 60 kmph along and off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts during the next 48 hours. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea along and off the Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts in the next 48 hrs, as the sea condition would be rough to very rough.

Heavy rains in Odisha have led to swelling of the rivers Nagavali and Vamsadhara in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. With Nagavali continuing to receive heavy inflows from upstream, irrigation officials lifted all the gates of Thotapalli reservoir. Several villages in Srikakulam district, such as Veeraghattam, Palakonda, Boorja, Santhakavidi, Regidi and Vangara, have been flooded with water resulting out of flash floods. Kuneru in Vizianagaram district has been inundated.

As many as 15 houses collapsed after having soaked in the incessant rains. One Gopalarao of Talada of Bhamini mandal has reportedly been washed away by the surging waters of Vamsadhara.

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