Cyclone Asani to recurve north-northeast off Odisha coast; to cause heavy rains in NCAP

The first cyclone storm over the Bay of Bengal this season is likely to recurve north-northeast and move towards the northwest Bay of Bengal off the Odisha coast.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 May 2022 3:51 AM GMT
Cyclone Asani to recurve north-northeast off Odisha coast; to cause heavy rains in NCAP

Visakhapatnam: Cyclone Asani is predicted to reach the north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast around May 10 evening.

The first cyclone storm over the Bay of Bengal this season is likely to recurve north-northeast and move towards the northwest Bay of Bengal off the Odisha coast.

Weathermen predicted that cyclone Asani would cause heavy rain at isolated places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh (NCAP).

The cyclonic storm Asani over Southeast Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwestwards with a speed of 14 kmph during the past six hours. It intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and lay centered on Saturday evening over Southeast and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal, about 610 km northwest of Car Nicobar (Nicobar Islands), 500 km west of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 810 km southeast of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 880 km south-southeast of Puri (Odisha).

It is very likely to move northwestwards till May 10 night and reach Westcentral 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 Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.

Director of IMD-Amaravati, Stella S said that heavy rainfall was likely at isolated places over NCAP, squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph likely at one or two places in NCAP and Yanam from May 10 to 12. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are likely to take place at one or two places over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh (SCAP) and Rayalaseema during the period.

Sai Praneeth B, popularly known as AP Weatherman, tweeted that cyclone Asani formed in the Bay of Bengal and is heading straight towards the Visakhapatnam coast on May 10. It will cause light and moderate rainfall in NCAP on May 10 and 11 and then move towards Bangladesh by taking a U-turn.

Weathermen predicted that the cyclone Asani would lose its strength and weaken considerably as it moves along the coast and cease to be a cyclone before making landfall.

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