Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected Krishna and Guntur districts. Heavy rains have battered parts of the state and the coastal districts have been put on alert.
The Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Commissioner K Kanna Babu had issued a warning, asking people, particularly those residing in low-lying areas, to take necessary precautions in view of the situation.
Due to the depression, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also forecasted heavy rainfall in neighbouring Telangana on Tuesday.
The depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression and it is likely to cross the north Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam early Tuesday, the IMD said.
The Meteorological Centre at Amaravati said the deep depression was moving at a speed of over six kilometres per hour and was very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross the coast close to Kakinada, the headquarters of East Godavari district.
Wind speed could range from 55 to 65 kmph, gusting up to 75 kmph, it said.
The deep depression caused heavy to very heavy rains in East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts in particular on Monday and threw normal life out of gear.
A report from Mangaluru said the coastal region of Karnataka was likely to experience heavy rainfall in the next three days due to a fall in atmospheric pressure over the Bay of Bengal.
The Met Office said a red alert has been issued for the region during the period.
(WITH INPUTS FROM AGENCIES)