South West monsoon likely to revive in AP

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Hyderabad, July 19 (UNI) The Southwest monsoon, which became weak after setting in June, is likely to revive in Andhra Pradesh next week, according to Indian Meteorology Department officials here.

Talking to UNI here, the officials said conditions were favourable for the formation of a trough of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal bringing widespread rain in the state.

The break in monsoon was a normal phenomenon in July as the axis of monsoon trough at sea level passed through foothills of the Himalayas. Yesterday's cyclonic circulation over Bangladesh and adjoining Gangetic West Bengal extending upto mid-tropospheric level persisted, they said.

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at few places in Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the next 48 hours. Isolated rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in Rayalaseema during the period. Hyderabad will experience generally cloudy sky. Rain or thundershowers are likely in parts of the city in the next 48 hours.

Rain occurred at few places in Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the last 24 hours. Isolated rain occurred in Rayalaseema during the period.

Mangalagiri recorded a very heavy rainfall of 13 cm and Macherla and Anakapalle recorded eight cm of rainfall each followed by Nandigama, Gudivada, Parvathipuram and Repalle (six each), Guntur and Srikalahasti (five each) and Nalgonda, Kalakada and Lakkireddipalli (four each).

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