With the depression in Bay of Bengal developing into cyclone Rovan, fishermen have been cautioned against venturing out into the sea in Tamil Nadu and Coastal Andhra Pradesh by the Meteorological Department. The department expects cyclone 'Rovan' to intensify further on Monday and will continue till Tuesday night. The weather officials have predicted heavy to very heavy rain at several places in the coastal areas in the next 24 hours. Regions of entire coastal belt of Srikakulam, Vizianagram and Visakhpatnam, parts of Tamil Nadu are already experiencing heavy rainfall since Sunday night. Visakhapatnam city has received 14 cm rainfall since Sunday, the Met department said, adding normal life was paralysed due to the downpour.
Wind speed will be in South coastal Andhra Pradesh will be 50-55 kilometers per hour, while in North coastal regions it will be in 45-50 kilometers. A special control room has been set up at the Nellore Collectorate to monitor the situation and handle any emergency situation.
Tirupati: Trees were uprooted and landslides have been reported on the second ghat road leading to Tirumala in Chittoor district. Vehicular movement was interrupted on the ghat roads as the TTD engineering wing is working overtime to remove boulders from the ghat roads. TTD offficials predict more landslides in view of the incessant rainfall.
Meanwhile, several centimeters of water logging was reported in front of the main temple on the Tirumala hills due to the downpour on Sunday and the early hours of Monday. Special arrangements are being made by the TTD for the stranded pilgrims on the ghat roads and those waiting in the queue complexes.