Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) sounded high alert for low pressure at Bay of Bengal. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a forecast stating that low pressure currently located adjoining Andaman and Nicobar Islands will further progress into Deep depression and come closer to Andhra Pradesh coast by Wednesday evening.
The IMD predicted that the deep depression will move towards the Odisha coast by Friday. The Coastal Andhra Pradesh region is likely to witness moderate to heavy rainfall in next two days with the impact of low pressure
The APSDMA warned fishermen not to venture into the sea considering the high tide and rough conditions. The district collectors were asked to pass messages to all fishermen to reach the coast at the earliest. Warning notices will be issued at all sea ports and beaches from Wednesday following the predictions of IMD.
Meanwhile, farmers in the delta region are fearing crop loss due to the cyclone. Farmers are witnessing drought-like conditions due to poor rainfall in the Kharif season. Rains in November month will damage the paddy which is ready for harvest.