Flood alert in Rayalaseema region as depression crosses Bay of Bengal
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rain alert for Anantapur and Kadapa districts in Andhra Pradesh today morning. The weather department said that the depression in Bay of Bengal has completely crossed the coast near south of Chennai and is moving into Anantapur-Bengaluru belt.
“The rain is increasing drastically over Anantapur and Kadapa districts which can trigger floods by morning,” the IMD said in its alert late on Thursday. It has also forecast winds with high speed for the next 24 hours in specific areas.
“The Depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved north-westwards and crossed north Tamilnadu & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts between Puducherry & Chennai during 0300-0400 hrs IST of today, the 19th November 2021,” the IMD said in its latest update on Twitter on today morning.
The weather department has also forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal and coastal Andhra Pradesh and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Rayalaseema and Karnataka on Friday.
In Karnataka, the heavy rainfall forecast has been made for Bengaluru Rural, Bangalore Urban, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Kodagu, Shivamogga, Tumakuru, Kolar, Mandya, Ramnagara and Chikkaballapur districts.
Meanwhile, rains lashed many parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai and its neighbouring districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet, prompting the authorities to announce holiday for schools, even as it was the case with many other districts as well.
TEJASWINI PAGADALA is an independent communications consultant. She has previously worked with the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office as the Communications Officer where she has written English speeches for the CM, managed English media communication from the CMO and handled social media accounts of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and the Government.