India'Asani' Cyclone Status Updates transformed into a severe storm to Odisha, Andhra...

‘Asani’ Cyclone Status Updates transformed into a severe storm to Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

'Asani', which is centered in the Bay of Bengal, is expected to turn into a severe storm and move in a north-westerly direction in the next 24 hours.

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New Delhi: Asani Cyclone is raging in the Bay of Bengal. On monday, a deep depression formed in the southeast and intensified into an Asani Cyclone with a speed of 25 km per hour in the last 6 hours. It moves fast in a west-northwest direction.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the storm will move in a north-westerly direction over the next 24 hours and turn into a severe Cyclone in the East-Central Bay of Bengal.

SCS Asani moved WNW with a speed of 25 kmph during past 06 hours and lay over WC and adjoining South BoB at 0530 hours IST. To move NWwards till 10th May and reach WC & adjoining NW BoB off North AP & Odisha coasts. To weaken gradually into a Cyclonic Storm in next 48 hrs.

The epicenter was reported at 5.30 am in the Bay of Bengal, 450 km west-northwest of Nicobar, 380 km west of Port Blair, 970 km southeast of Visakhapatnam and 1030 km southeast of Puri.

According to the Met Office, the Cyclone is likely to move in a north-westerly direction till May 10 and move towards the northwestern part of the Bay of Bengal along the coasts of northern Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

After that, it may turn north-northeast and move towards the coast of Odisha in the northwestern Bay of Bengal.

The Cyclone is unlikely to hit the coastal areas of Odisha or Andhra Pradesh but will move parallel to the coastal areas, IMD Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra said on Saturday.

The Center for Meteorology said the storm is likely to weaken without hitting the coast next week.

The Met Office has forecast strong winds and heavy rains along the coasts of northern Andhra Pradesh and Odisha from Tuesday.

According to the Meteorological Department, the hurricane was named Asani, the Sinhala word for anger.

According to IMD, the cyclone is likely to move in a north-westerly direction by the evening of May 10 and reach the west-central and north-western Bay of Bengal coasts off the coasts of northern Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

After that, it is more likely to turn north-northeast and move from the coast of Odisha towards the northwestern Bay of Bengal. The speed of the Cyclone will be 111 kilometers per hour.

The severe cyclone is expected to gradually weaken from Tuesday and move towards the coasts of northern Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

The IMD has forecast light to moderate rains in the coastal districts of Odisha and southern parts of the state, including Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, from Tuesday.

Fishermen have been advised not to go to sea and the coasts of West Bengal and Odisha from May 10 until further notice.

According to the Meteorological Department, the sea level along the Odisha coast will be turbulent on May 9 and very turbulent on May 10. Sea speeds are expected to increase to 80 to 90 kilometers per hour on May 10.

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