Bhubaneswar: With intensification of depression into deep depression over Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal this morning, Cyclone Asani may hit Myanmar coast during March 23.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression over north Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal lay centered at 8.30 am today, about 120 km southeast of Mayabundar (Andaman Islands) and 560 km south-southwest of Yangon (Myanmar). It is likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hrs.
The system would continue to move nearly northwards along and off Andaman Islands towards Myanmar coast during 48 hours and cross Myanmar coast near Thandwe during March 23, the IMD said in a special bulletin today.
FORECAST TRACK AND INTENSITY ARE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE:
OBSERVED AND FORECAST TRACK ALONGWITH CONE OF UNCERTAINTY OF DEEP DEPRESSION OVER NORTH ANDAMAN SEA AND ADJOINING SOUTHEAST BAY OF BENGAL