VISAKHAPATNAM: High alert has been sounded across Andhra Pradesh for the next few days after a low pressure formed over Bay of Bengal, close to Andhra Pradesh coast on Tuesday.
Squally wind reaching 45-50kmph prevailed along the Andhra coast since Tuesday morning.
The low pressure was formed under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal off Tamil Nadu coast.
The low pressure has been located over southwest and adjoining west-central region of Bay of Bengal, which is close to north Tamil Nadu and south coastal Andhra Pradesh, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Under its influence, the IMD has forecast heavy to extremely heavy rainfalls in parts of the state for next few days till the weather condition gets normal.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till further instructions from IMD and Fisheries.
Already, the incessant rains under the influence of the system began pouring down from the wee hours of Tuesday across the state including Vizag city.
According to the officials, Udayagiri in Nellore district received the highest rainfall of 113mm till Tuesday noon.
Uppalagupatam in East Godavari district received 31mm of rainfall.
Gajuwaka in Vizag city has received 16mm of rainfall.