A trough on sea level runs from Odisha to South Tamil Nadu along and off coastal AP. A low pressure area is very likely to form over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 24 hours. Another low pressure area is likely to form over north Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood around July 16, according to the IMD.

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely at isolated places in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna and Guntur districts on Friday. Light to moderate rain, or thundershowers, are likely at a few places over Rayalaseema.

The chief amounts of rainfall (recorded in cm) received during the last 24 hours, ending at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday, were as follows:

Coastal AP: Tadepalligudem 7; Bhimadole 6; Tanuku, Palakoderu , Vijayawada Airport, Kaikalur, and Nuzvid 5 each; Prathipadu, Eluru, Tiruvuru, Amalapuram, Bhimavaram, and Macherla 4 each.

Rayalaseema: Lepakshi and Hindupur 3 each.

In view of the strong monsoon conditions, strong surface winds from the westerly direction, with speed reaching 45 kmph to 50 kmph are likely along and off north coastal AP, and strong surface winds from the westerly direction, with speed reaching 50 kmph to 55 kmph are likely along and off south coastal AP during the next 24 hours, commencing 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC) here has advised fishermen of Andhra coast not to venture into the sea as its state would be rough.

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