Coastal Andhra is drenched in heavy rains in the last 60 hours. This is very unusual for the season and the area hasn’t seen such a continuous rain during the recent past. My parents tell me that they could barely get out of the home for 3 consecutive days. These rains have caused heavy losses to crops and the local micro-economies are going to take a considerable hit.
The weather pattern’s effect is felt well off the coast, even in Hyderabad. For the last 3 days, the temperatures have fallen and I took my winter jackets out. If this pattern continues through the week, it is going to be one of the coldest Diwalis in recent times.