A low pressure area formed in the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the adjoining southern Andaman Sea.
It intensified as part of a deep depression yesterday. In this condition the barometric depression zone is further strengthened today.
The depression, which is presently located in the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the adjoining southern Andaman Sea, will move northwards over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the next 24 hours and intensify into a deep depression.
Depression over southeast BoB near latitude 10.9°N & longitude 93.2°E, about 200 km north-northeast of Car Nicobar(Nicobar Islands), 100 km south-southeast of Port Blair(Andaman Islands) .To intensify into a deep depression in next 12 hrs and into a cyclonic storm in next 12 hrs. pic.twitter.com/BSv9u9Dg3i
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) March 20, 2022
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast a storm in the next 12 hours. The storm was named ‘Asani‘.
Currently, the depression is moving rapidly towards the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, causing heavy rainfall over the region.
According to the current weather satellite, Cyclone Asani is expected to move in a north-northeast direction and make landfall on the 22nd in the southeastern Bay of Bengal in northern Myanmar.