Cyclone Asani to hit Visakhapatnam on 10 May, light rains expected for 2 days in north AP

The CWC urged all fishermen in the state not to venture into the sea along and off north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on 10 and 11 May.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 May 2022 8:39 AM GMT
Cyclone Asani to hit Visakhapatnam on 10 May, light rains expected for 2 days in north AP

Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday morning said the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm Asani which is presently about 380 km west of Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. It is expected to move northwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm (SCS) over east-central Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours, IMD said.

As per the weather updates, the cyclone is expected to come close to north AP, south Odisha coasts, and thereafter it might recurve and weaken.



Credits: B. Sai Praneeth

According to the latest update from the Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC) Visakhapatnam, cyclone Asani is 1,060 km southeast of Visakhapatnam. "It is very likely to move north-westwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the southeast Bay of Bengal in the morning of 8 May and into a severe cyclonic storm over east-central Bay of Bengal by 8 May evening. It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards till 10 May evening and reach west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards the northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast," said the CWC in its cyclone warning for fishermen.



Warning for fishermen

The CWC urged all fishermen in the state not to venture into the sea along and off north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on 10 and 11 May. On the Andhra coast, gusty winds with a speed of up to 60 kmph are expected along and off north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam on the two days.

Andhra Pradesh weatherman B. Sai Praneeth on Sunday said that cyclone Asani has formed in the Bay of Bengal and that it is heading towards Visakhapatnam coast on 10 May. "It will cause light to moderate rainfall in the entire North Andhra Pradesh coast on May 10 and 11 and then move towards Bangladesh by taking 'U-Turn'," he tweeted. He also said that the winds will be around 30-40 kmph.

Later he wrote, "Cyclone Asani is getting more stronger into sever cyclone and heading towards Visakhapatnam belt. A wind confluence can trigger some rains and thunderstorms today evening and night in Vijayawada, Krishna, Guntur, Godavari and Kakinada districts."



Credits: B. Sai Praneeth

Meanwhile, weather observer T. Balaji, popularly known as Telangana weatherman, notified that there will be no impact of cyclone Asani on Telangana. "Hot weather with isolated-scattered thunderstorms will continue for the next one week. However, an increase in surface winds is expected from tomorrow," he tweeted.

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