The south coast and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh received heavy rains on Saturday as a result of the cyclonic storm Mandous, which crossed the coast of Tamil Nadu on Friday night.
Heavy rains pounded the districts of Nellore, Tirupati, Chittoor, and Annamayya, inundating low-lying areas. Because of the nonstop rain since Friday, rivers, streams, and lakes were overflowing.
Cyclonic Mandous made landfall off Mamallapuram on Friday evening influencing moderate to heavy rainfall in coastal Tamil Nadu. After Cyclone Mandous made landfall off Mamallapuram, several parts of Chennai are facing heavy rainfall and strong winds.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the temple’s affairs, closed some routes to Tirumala due to landslide fears.
Due to the rain, the water level in lakes and ponds in and around Tirupati reached its peak.
The cyclonic storm weakened into a deep depression after crossing the coast.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression over north Tamil Nadu weakened into a depression and was centred at 11.30 a.m. about 30 kilometres south-southwest of Vellore and 120 kilometres east-northeast of Krishnagiri. During the next 12 hours, it is very likely to move nearly west-southwestwards and gradually weaken into a well-defined low pressure area.
On Saturday, Rayalaseema, north Tamil Nadu, and south interior Karnataka are likely to see light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall.