Fact Check: Is this a video of Cyclone Asani in AP's Machilipatnam beach? Find out the truth

A video showing grey clouds hovering over a beach is doing the rounds of social media with the claim that it is from Machilipatnam beach in Andhra Pradesh. It is being linked to Cyclone Asani.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  14 May 2022 1:39 PM GMT
Fact Check: Is this a video of Cyclone Asani in APs Machilipatnam beach? Find out the truth

Hyderabad: A video showing grey clouds hovering over a beach is doing the rounds of social media with the claim that it is from Machilipatnam beach in Andhra Pradesh. It is being linked to Cyclone Asani.

The Times of India journalist Syed Akbar tweeted the video and wrote, "#AsaniCyclone #Asani #cyclone Scene at #Machilipatnam beach. Very fearsome and scary. Power of Nature #Andhrapradesh. (sic)"

Several other Twitter users shared the video with the same claim.


FACT CHECK

NewsMeter found a tweet by 'Andhra Pradesh Weatherman' from 11 May. He was replying to a Twitter user who had shared the video. Andhra Pradesh Weatherman shared a screenshot from his Instagram account which carried the same visual and said the viral video is not related to Cyclone Asani. It was taken in June 2021 in Kalingapatnam, Srikakulam.

We checked Andhra Pradesh Weatherman's Instagram profile and found the video from June 2021. The caption reads, "Kalingapatnam beach, Srikakulam."

Sai Praneeth B, who goes by 'Andhra Pradesh Weatherman', gives weather updates about Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad regularly on social media.

Although we were unable to independently verify the location of the video, it is evident that the viral video is not related to Cyclone Asani.

Claim Review:A video shows visuals of Cyclone Asani.
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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