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Andhra Pradesh Issues Heat Wave Warning For 11 Mandals, Residents Advised To Take Precautions

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts a low-pressure area to intensify into a depression by May 9, forming into a cyclonic storm named Cyclone Mocha.

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The Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) has issued a heat wave warning for 11 mandals in the state, four in the districts of Alluri Sitarama Raju and Anakapalli, two in Kakinada, and one in Parvathipuram Manyam.

On Sunday, May 7, the warning was given. The heat wave is scheduled to impact these areas on Monday, May 8, and residents have been encouraged to take measures in order to avoid heatstroke and other heat-related ailments.

Meanwhile, the IMD predicts that a low-pressure area will intensify into a depression by Tuesday, May 9, which is expected to form over the southeast Bay of Bengal. According to Indian Express, it will be named Cyclone Mocha (pronounced 'Mokha'). The department has also predicted moderate rainfall in southern states during the coming days, with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. However, Andhra Pradesh is expected to remain unaffected by the storm as it is expected to form over the sea.

The Indian weather office has issued a warning for fishermen regarding heavy rain and high-speed winds expected in the southeast Bay of Bengal from Sunday. The windspeed is expected to reach 40-50 kmph, and those fishing in the area are advised to return to safer places before May 7. Tourists and offshore activities are also advised to be regulated near Andaman and Nicobar Islands between May 8 and 12. 

The weather system is expected to cause heavy rain and intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving northwards towards central Bay of Bengal. The storm may take shape around May 9, and officials have advised caution to be exercised in the affected areas.

(With PTI Inputs )

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