Asani Cyclone To Weaken, No Landfall In Odisha, Andhra

Asani, a strong cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal with gale-force gusts of up to 120 km per hour, was heading at 25 km per hour towards coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Monday. Still, the forecast office said it was anticipated to decrease gradually over the following two days.

At 5:30 a.m. on Monday, the cyclonic storm was centered approximately 550 kilometers southeast of Vishakhapatnam and 680 kilometers south-southeast of Puri, according to a special advisory issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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“It is quite expected to travel northwestwards till Tuesday, reaching Westcentral and bordering Northwest Bay of Bengal near the beaches of North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha,” according to the forecast service.

“It will then most likely recurve north-northeastwards and proceed into the Northwest Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha.” According to the report, the storm is expected to decrease progressively into a Cyclonic Storm during the following 48 hours.

According to IMD Director-General Mrutunjay Mohapatra, the system would not landfall in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh.

He predicted that the storm would track parallel to the east coast and bring rain starting Tuesday evening.

The meteorological service warned that extremely high sea conditions were anticipated to persist over the west-central and neighboring south Bay of Bengal, adding that fishers should avoid the area for the next several days.

Coastal Odisha and neighboring portions of north coastal Andhra Pradesh are predicted to experience mild to moderate rainfall from Tuesday evening due to the cyclone’s effect, according to the forecast office.