New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department ( IMD ) has issued a warning that rains will persist in Andhra Pradesh for the next three days due to Cyclone Mocha . Mocha is expected to hit the eastern coast between May 7 and May 9, according to the IMD.
As a result, the isolated portions of the eastern coast may suffer moderate to severe rain over the next three days.
Andhra Pradesh on high alert
IMD stated in its bulletin, “Thunderstorm accompanied by lighting is expected at isolated places over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, and South Coastal Andhra Prades and Thunderstorm coupled with lighting and gusty winds with 30-40 kmph speed is expected
Meanwhile, other weather sources have forecasted that afternoon rain will occur in several districts like Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Parvathipuram, ASR, Anakapalli, Eluru, Ubhaya Godavari, NTR, Guntur, Krishna, Palnadu, Prakasam, Nellore, Tirupati, Nandyala, Chittoor, and portions of Kadapa and Annamayya districts.
The rains are the result of wind instability in the Bay of Bengal, which has begun to approach Andhra Pradesh.
In its latest weather bulletin, the weather office said the cyclonic circulation is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northwards towards the central Bay of Bengal.
As a result of the IMD warning, multiple states are on high alert around the country, with local disaster response teams ready to respond in the event of an emergency. The meteorological service has issued a cyclonic storm ‘Mocha’ warning for 18 districts in Odisha.
The regional meteorological service in Bhubaneswar has issued a yellow notice for as many as nine districts in Odisha, as well as warnings of thunderstorms and lightning.
The National Weather Service has issued a yellow warning for rain and thunderstorms in various Odisha districts, including Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, and Puri.