Cyclonic storm 'Asani' over Bay of Bengal

Cyclonic storm 'Asani' developing over Bay of Bengal

by Amani Nilar 08-05-2022 | 10:47 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Deep Depression over intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Asani’, which developed in the Bay of Bengal is very likely to move northwestwards and intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm over east central Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours, says Meteorological Department of India.

Meanwhile, it is very likely to continue to move northwestwards till 10th May evening and reach West Central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts of India. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.

Warnings have been issued for light to moderate rainfall on 10th May, heavy rainfall at isolated places on 11th may and light to moderate rainfall on 12th May.

Moreover, the sea condition is very likely to become high to very high over Southeast and adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal today (8). The sea condition over Andaman Sea would gradually improve becoming rough. Fishermen have been warned to remain vigilant and not to venture into East Central and Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea today (8), while fishermen out at sea are advised to return to coast.