Mild to average rain lashed completely different elements of south coastal Andhra Pradesh because the northeast monsoon turned vigorous on Thursday.
Regular showers within the morning left a number of roads in a sheet of water in amongst different locations, T.P. Gudur, Indukurpeta, Nellore and Ongole.
Sanitary employees repaired clogged drains to make sure free movement of storm water in Ongole. Motorists struggled to drive on water-logged roads with potholes at a number of locations.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) predicted thunderstorms accompanied with lightning over the area within the subsequent 48 hours beneath the affect of cyclonic circulation mendacity over southwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhoods in decrease tropospheric degree.
In the meantime, farmers ready themselves to take up sowing operations in a giant manner throughout Rabi profiting from the moist spell and cozy storage within the main reservoirs within the area together with Somasila and Kandaleru in SPSR Nellore district.
The black gram crop protection was 52% of the conventional acreage of over 22,500 hectares in Prakasam district thus far. The sowings have simply began. The agriculture division expects the crop overage to be over 1.68 lakh hectares, together with pulses in additional than 91,000 hectares this season. Bengal gram, the principal pulse crop will account for a lion’s share of 60,000 hectares throughout this winter, mentioned Agriculture Joint Director S. Srinivasa Rao.
T.P. Gudur recorded a most rainfall of 75.2 mm. Different chief quantities of rainfall registered included Indukurpeta 66.6 mm, Kodavalur 62.6 mm, Dagadarthi 56.8 mm, Vidavalur 56.2 mm, Venkatachalam 55.6 mm, Kovur 53.2 mm, Nellore 40.2 mm, Kothapatnam, 32.4 mm, Ongole 22.6 mm, Tangutur 11.4 mm and Kondepi 10.2 mm.