Cyclone Asani may touch land near East Godavari-West Godavari border in Andhra Pradesh

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone ‘Asani’ over the Bay of Bengal may touch Andhra Pradesh coast near East Godavari-West Godavari border before recurving back into the sea today, the forecast path of the system issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) indicated.

As per the forecast path, the system may touch land near the areas of Malikipuram (East Godavari), Narasapuram (West Godavari) and Mogalthur (West Godavari) today as a cyclonic storm (see pic below).

“The cyclonic storm is very likely to move nearly northwards for next few hours and then north-northeastwards along Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni and Visakhapatnam coasts during noon to evening of today and emerge into westcentral Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coasts by night. It is likely to weaken gradually into a depression by 12th May morning,” the IMD said in its bulletin issued at 8.45 am today.

Rainfall Warning

11th May: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls is likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh and heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over south coastal Odisha.

12th May: Light to moderate rainfall likely at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh, coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal.

Wind Warning

  • Squally wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph is prevailing along and off Andhra Pradesh coast. It is likely to increase and become gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph along & off Andhra Pradesh coast (Krishna, East & West Godavari, Yanam of Puducherry UT and Visakhapatnam districts) during forenoon to afternoon of today. It would then decrease gradually to 45-55 Kmph gusting to 65 Kmph over the region by 12th May morning.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to continue along & off Odisha coast and West Bengal coast on 11th to 12th May.
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