The heavy storms and rain that struck the city on Saturday night lowered the mercury levels and provided the much-needed break from the summer heat. However, the storms resulted in uprooting trees, breaking branches and falling power poles in places around the city.
“The rain interrupted the electricity supply in many places, but was restored after a few hours in most places and in some areas by noon on Sunday. Transformers were not damaged, ”according to an AP EPDCL source. Billboards were torn off by the wind in some places.
The city of Visakhapatnam received 2 inches of rain, but the Visakhapatnam Airport received only 2 inches of rain. Kurupam and Srungavarapukota, both in Vizianagaram district, also received 5 cm or rain each
The maximum temperature in the city fell to 33.4 ° C on April 4, and at Visakhapatnam Airport to 33.8 ° C, and the minimum temperatures fell to 21 ° C and 22.2 ° C, respectively.
Tirupati recorded the highest temperature of 42 ° Celsius.
“There is nothing unusual about the thunderstorm activity on Saturday evening. The heavy thunderstorm had formed over the forests of Paderu and Araku around 4 p.m. and was moving towards Visakhapatnam. The thought cloud and the strong thunderstorm with storms were observed by the radar. It’s a purely local phenomenon, “said PV Rama Rao, former director of India Meteorological Department (IMD) The Hindu.
Meanwhile, the IMD bulletin has forecast that gusty thunderstorms with speeds of up to 30 to 40 km / h are very likely to occur on April 5th in isolated locations over the north coast of AP and Yanam.
The maximum temperatures above AP and Rayalaseema on the south coast are likely to be 2 to 3 ° Celsius above normal. The weather would be mostly dry on April 5th over Rayalaseema.