Thursday’s low pressure area has become a well-marked low pressure area and lies over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and Odisha coast with an associated upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwest with height.

It is likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 48 hours, according to the IMD.

Heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur of coastal A.P.

Light to moderate rain or thunder showers is very likely to occur at isolated places.

Under the strong monsoon conditions and low pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal, strong surface winds from westerly direction, with speed reaching 45 to 50 kmph are likely along and off coastal A.P., according to the CWC here.

The state of sea would be rough to very rough, and fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea till Saturday evening.

Rain occurred at many places over coastal A.P. and at isolated places over Rayalaseema. The chief amounts of rainfall (in cm) received during the last 24 hours, ending at 8.30 a.m. on Friday, were:

Coastal A.P.: Paderu11, Kukunoor 5, Velairpad 5, Chintur5, Palasa 4, Mandasa4, Ichchapuram4, Chodavaram 3, Tekkali 3, Sompeta 3, Anakapalle 3, Tuni 3, Visakhapatnam 3, Visakhapatnam Airport 3, and Polavaram 3. Rayalaseema: Palasamudram 3.

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