Cyclone Asani: Rains lash Nellore, Tirupati, Srikakulam; orange alert in 4 districts

According to the latest update from the CWC, Visakhapatnam, the severe cyclonic storm Asani was 330 km southeast of Kakinada and 350 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam at around 2:30 am on 10 May.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  10 May 2022 5:40 AM GMT
Cyclone Asani: Rains lash Nellore, Tirupati, Srikakulam; orange alert in 4 districts

Amaravati: Cyclone Asani is moving closer to Andhra Pradesh coast bringing gusty winds and heavy rains in some parts of the state. Since Tuesday morning, heavy rains accompanied by strong winds have been experienced Kavali-Nellore divisions, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, and several parts of Anakapalle.



According to the latest update from the Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC), Visakhapatnam, the severe cyclonic storm Asani was 330 km southeast of Kakinada and 350 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam at around 2:30 am on 10 May. At that time, it was 510 km south-southwest of Gopalpur and 590 km south-southwest of Puri in Odisha.

"It is very likely to move northwestwards till 10th May night and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coast and adjoining Odisha coast. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve north-northeast wards and move towards Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. It is likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours," read the CWC warning for fishermen.

CWC advised fishermen not to venture into the sea along and off north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on 10 and 11 May. "Squally wind speed reaching 40-50kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely along and off north Andhra coast and Yanam," read the CWC warning for the two days.

According to the IMD, Visakhapatnam weather bulletin issued at 6 am on 10 May, there is an orange alert in four districts of AP- Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, and East Godavari where heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur. There is a yellow alert in West Godavari where heavy rainfall is expected. According to IMD Visakhapatnam, the rains will continue on 11 May also in these five districts.



Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh weatherman B. Sai Praneeth on Tuesday morning tweeted: "From today to till 13th May, Cyclone Asani will cause heavy rainfall in Konaseema, West Godavari, Krishna, Kakinada, and Anakapalle districts. All coastal districts will see good rains peaking on 11th May." He also said that the winds could go up to 120 kmph.

According to his observations, from 10 May to 13 May, Machilipatnam, Bhimavaram, Amalapuram, Kakinada, and Anakapalle are likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall of 20-25 cms.




Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Paderu, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Guntur, Bapatla, Ongole, and Narasaraopeta are expected to witness heavy rainfalls ranging between 10 to 20 cms. Nellore and Tirupati are likely to get moderate rainfall of 3 to 10 cms.

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