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Weather Forecast: Vizag braces for heavy rains in view of a cyclonic storm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a special statement on Monday, to notify of the likely emergence of a low-pressure area over the Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours. It also informed of the likely intensification of the low-pressure into a cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal around 3 December, 2021. With the weather forecast of a low-pressure – cyclonic storm predicted to have an impact on Vizag, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam Districts, it’s time for the north coastal part of Andhra Pradesh to brace up for heavy rains in the coming days.

In a conversion with Yo! Vizag, IMD (Amaravati) Director, S Stella, informed that the cyclonic storm will be skirting the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Elucidating on the weather forecast for Vizag she informs “The three districts in Andhra Pradesh will have heavy to very heavy rainfalls, along with strong winds, from late 3 December, 2021 to early 5 December, 2021.” Advising the farmers, she says “Since almost all the farmers are ready to harvest now, they can go for immediate harvesting and safeguard the crop. After safeguarding, which means putting it in a sack, it must be properly stored.”   

Here is the Weather Forecast for Vizag:

30 November, 2021: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall falls at isolated places. Very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

1 December, 2021: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places & extremely heavy falls at isolated places. Very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

2 December, 2021: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places. Very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

3 December, 2021: Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places. Very likely to commence over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha from evening / night.

4 December, 2021: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall & extremely heavy falls at isolated places. Very likely over coastal Odisha and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over adjoining interior districts of Odisha, coastal districts of West Bengal and north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

5 December, 2021: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over West Bengal and adjoining north coastal Odisha.

It is likely that the northeastern states would also experience enhanced rainfall activity on 5 & 6 December, 2021, with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall owing to the likely northeastward movement of the remnant of the system during the same period.

Wind warning

1 December, 2021: Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail over the Andaman Sea, on30 November, 2021. It would increase gradually becoming 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over the Andaman Sea, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal on 1 December, 2021

2 December, 2021: The prevailing wind conditions would further increase to wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over southeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and the Andaman Sea.

4 December, 2021

  • Gale winds speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph likely to prevail over the central Bay of Bengal from the early morning of 3 December and gradually increase becoming 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph over northwest & adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal from the morning of 4 December for the subsequent 24 hours.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to commence along & off north Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coast from the mid-night of 3 December and increase gradually becoming 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph from 4 December afternoon, for the subsequent 12 hours.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph also likely to commence along & off West Bengal coast from 4 December morning and become gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph from the evening of 4 December for the subsequent 12 hours.

Fishermen Warning (in association with the likely formation of the system)

  • Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Andaman Sea during 30 November – 2 December 2021, over southeast & adjoining the east-central Bay of Bengal on 2 & 3 December, over west-central & adjoining the northwest Bay of Bengal and along & off north Andhra Pradesh – Odisha- West Bengal coasts during 3 – 5 December, 2021 (Graphics enclosed).
  • Fishermen out at sea are advised to return to the coast by the morning of 2 December, 2021.

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