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Weather Update: Heavy rainfall predicted in Vizag from 15 October

Of late, Vizag has been witnessing fluctuating weather conditions with major weather systems crossing the northern part of Andhra Pradesh. Torrential rains in the city in the last one month have led to the inundation of several low-lying areas and caused severe disruption of services like electricity and transportation. And now, more heavy rainfall is predicted to take place in Vizag city in the coming few days.

Speaking to Yo! Vizag, Andhra Pradesh Weatherman aka Sai Praneeth predicts that Vizag will receive about 50-100 mm accumulated rainfall on 15 and 16 October, 2021. He explains by saying that a low-pressure area has formed over the Odisha coast and it is drifting southward towards the northern part of Andhra Pradesh. 

He recounts that usually, during the same time of the year, Vizag has previously been impacted by major cyclones like Phailin, Titli, and Hudhud, and this year there will just be a low-pressure area. Praneeth adds that there could be water flooding near the coastal belt. 

AP Weather Update: 

Talking about the Andhra Pradesh weather condition on a whole, the weatherman rules out the possibility of Cyclone Javad. He informs that two low-pressure weather systems are making landfall at the same time. The low-pressure system from the Odisha coast will cause heavy rainfall in coastal Andhra, at areas like Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Vizag. Another low-pressure area has formed at the Arabian Sea near Karnataka, which will come to Rayalaseema, causing heavy rainfall in East and West Godavari and Krishna districts. First, there would be rains only in the North AP coast and by 16, October 2021, the entire state will witness heavy downpour. 

Precautionary Measures

The Andhra Pradesh Weatherman is concerned regarding the major downpour in Vizag and advises netizens to finish festive purchases by 14 October, 2021. He adds that since strong winds are not predicted, power outages should be at a bare minimum.

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