New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Several parts of Telangana received heavy rainfall on Sunday as two women were killed and five others injured in a house collapse due to the rains.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify further and cross the north Andhra Pradesh coast on Monday and heavy rains have been forecast in isolated places over coastal parts of the state, Telangana and north interior Karnataka.
“Extremely heavy rainfall (20 cm per day) is likely at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and also over north Kerala and adjoining coastal Karnataka on Monday,” it said in a bulletin.
The MeT department said under the influence of the weather system, light to moderate rain with thunderstorms were likely to occur at a few places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on Sunday and Monday.
The IMD also advised fishermen not to venture into west central, northwest and southwest Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha-Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on October 11 and 12.
Meanwhile, the weatherman said the southwest monsoon is unlikely to withdraw from the rest of the country until next week, thus further extending the rainfall season.
The ongoing depression over the Bay of Bengal --- a cyclonic circulation --- is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam during the night of October 12.
Besides Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the system will also bring rains over Telangana, north interior Karnataka, central Maharashtra and Vidarbha, and south Odisha on October 13, it said.
“There are very little chances of further withdrawal of the southwest monsoon until next week due to the ongoing depression,” IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.
The official rainfall season in the country is from June 1 to September 30. This season, the country received above normal rainfall for the second consecutive year.
The normal withdrawal date of monsoon from west Rajasthan is September 17. However, this year the monsoon retreated from parts of west Rajasthan and Punjab on September 28, 11 days after its normal withdrawal date.