Visakhapatnam is likely to expect heavy rainfall, accompanied by lightning, in the next three days. This weather disturbance may cause loss of crops to the farmers during the Sankranti Festival. The other districts of North Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and East Godavari are also expected to have heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms. This sudden rainfall might affect the festival celebrations in the Visakhapatnam outskirts, as the people might miss the Bhogi bonfire and kite flying. Apart from this, it might cause trouble to people travelling to their native places in North and South Andhra Pradesh regions. Thunderstorms, accompanied by lightning, are expected in a few isolated places.
Speaking to Yo! Vizag, Andhra Pradesh Weatherman, aka Sai Praneeth, said that due to a strong western disturbance, rainfall is expected in Andhra Pradesh. Heavy rainfall is expected from 13 January, 2022 to15 January, 2022. Tonight the rains will shift from Godavari Districts to North Andhra Pradesh regions, mostly the districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. Heavy thunderstorms are expected in regions by the coastal belt. Usually in the month of January there is not much of rainfall in Visakhapatnam, but this time due to the western disturbance, heavy rainfall is expected. This rainfall might even damage crops in a large scale. These rains might continue till 15 January, 2022 and from 16 January, 2022 the rains will gradually reduce. Citizens of Visakhapatnam must be careful and stock the essential commodities.
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