The Indian Meteorological Department has said that cyclone Tauktae has intensified in the Arabian Sea.IMD predicts that it will cross the coast near Gujarat on May 18.The cyclone is expected to hit Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.It has already been raining heavily in Kerala since Friday night.Kerala was inundated with strong winds.Two casualties were reported.
The Andhra Pradesh Meteorological Department has forecast light to moderate rains on Sunday and Monday in Andhra Pradesh.The situation will be similar in Yanam along the northern coast, with winds of 30 to 40kmph on the southern coast.
Rayalaseema districts are also expected to experience similar weather conditions.Southern and south-easterly winds were reported at low altitudes in the state.
Kurnool district has been hit by heavy rains due to cyclone Tauktae.Lightning and gusty winds lashed several places on Saturday.
In many areas, the harvested crops of paddy and other crops were drenched in the rainwater.Farmers are struggling hard to protect them.
A special cyclone control room was set up at the Kurnool Collectorate on Saturday.The torrential rains have created havoc in many parts of the Rayalaseema districts.