AP to receive widespread rain, low pressure likely

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Hyderabad, July 26 (UNI) Predicting formation of a low pressure tomorrow, Met officials today forecast heavy rainfall in both Coastal Andhra and Telangana regions in the next 48 hours.

India Meteorology Department officials said isolated heavy rain was likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and in the districts of Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam of Telangana during next 48 hours.

''The monsoon trough has shifted southwards with its axis at mean sea level passes through Firozepur, Delhi, Kanpur, Siddhi, Balasore and south-eastwards to east-central Bay of Bengal,'' the IMD said.

An upper air cyclonic circulation has developed over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal which extends upto mid-tropospheric levels tilting south-westwards with height.

Under its influence, a low pressure is likely to form over the same area around July 27, which will become more marked within one or two days. With this scenario, ongoing rainfall activity is likely to increase over central and adjoining Peninsular India.

Rain or thundershowers are likely at many places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during next 24 hours and increase thereafter. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to commence over the two regions from tomorrow.Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely at a few places over Rayalaseema. Hyderabad city is likely to experience a few spells of rain or thundershowers.

A heavy rainfall of 11 cm was recorded in Amalapuram (East Godavari dist), followed by Navipet (Nizamabad dist) and Tadepalligudem (West Godavari dist) 9 each, Armoor (Nizamabad dist) 8, Hanamakonda, Machilipatnam, Bobbili (Vizianagaram dist), Dummagudem (Khammam dist), Sultanabad (Karimnagar dist) and Tanuku (West Godavari dist) 7 each.

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