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South West Monsoon revives in AP

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Hyderabad, Sep 14 (UNI) Ending a prolonged dry spell, the South West Monsoon became vigorous in parts of Andhra Pradesh once again, raising hopes among farmers in drought-prone areas.

Under the influence of a well-organised east-west shear zone, the Indian Meteorological Department predicted increased rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls in coastal Andhra.

Drought-prone areas in Rayalaseema and Telangana received good rains in the last 24 hours.

Numerical weather prediction models suggested formation of a low pressure area over west central Bay of Bengal around September 16, it said, adding 'it will sustain the enhanced rainfall activity over the south peninsula for another two to three days'.

While the monsoon was vigorous over Rayalaseema, rain occurred at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, according to Hyderabad Meteorological Centre Director M Satya Kumar.

Moderate to rather heavy rain or thundershowers was likely over many places over Rayalaseema and in the districts of Nellore, Prakasam and Guntur of Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers was likely at a few places over Telangana and in the remaining districts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh, he said.

The stations that recorded heavy rainfall (in cm) were Kurnool 12, Dharmavaram 11, Arogyavaram, Dhone, Pathikonda, Tadapatri and Wanaparthy 7 each.

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