Visakhapatm, Dec 10: The ‘Vardah’ cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over next 12 hours, the met office said on Saturday. The storm lay centered about 990 km southeast of Visakhapatm and 1,090 km east-southeast of Machilipatm.
“It is very likely to move nearly Northwest ward then west northwest wards and cross Andhra Pradesh Coast between Nellore and Kakida around afternoon/evening of December 12 (Monday),” the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin.
Under the influence of this system, rainfall is very likely to occur at many places over coastal Andhra Pradesh with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over East Godavari, West Godavari, Krish, Guntur and Prakasam districts on Sunday. The met office has forecast rainfall at most places over coastal Andhra Pradesh with heavy to very heavy rain at few places in all the districts of coastal Andhra except Visakhapatm, Viziagaram and Srikakulam districts on Monday. (IANS)