Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The South-West monsoon that touched Kerala coast on Saturday moved into northern parts of Tamil Nadu and was on its way to Andhra Pradesh.

The monsoon was likely to set in Andhra Pradesh in four or five days.

Meanwhile, the depression in the Bay of Bengal, which turned into cyclonic storm, lay about 350 km south-east of Paradeep in Orissa. The cyclonic storm was heading towards north and was likely to cross the coast in West Bengal or Bangladesh on Monday.

Rain occurred at a few places over Coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayalaseema.

The chief amounts of rainfall recorded were :Vijayawada (5 cm); Nandyal, Proddatur, Vempalli (4 cm each); Gudur, Jammalamadugu, Kamalapuram (3 cm each) and Bapatla, Bhadrachalam, Pulivendala (2 cm each).

The highest day temperature for the day was recorded by Bapatla at 43 degrees Celsius.

A forecast issued by the State Met Office said there would be moderate rain at a few places over the State on Monday.