Cyclone Asani: Deep depression weakens into depression

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression has weakened into a depression on Thursday, informed Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar. The system is likely to weaken further into a well marked low-pressure area in the next 12 hours.

According to the reports of the weather department, the system has remained stable for the past six hours.

Notably, cyclonic storm Asani had weakened into a deep depression post-Wednesday afternoon as it lay near the Andhra Pradesh coast last evening. Cyclone Asani crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast between Machilipatnam and Narsapur from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm as a deep depression with a wind speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph.

Adding to it, due to cyclone ‘Asani’, the highest rainfall is recorded in Khordha district, followed by Gajapati and Naigarh. Ghasipura block in Kendujhar district recorded 72.3 mm rain, Kanas block in Puri district with 56mm rain, informed Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena.

The IMD also issued a warning to fishermen for today as light to moderate rainfall is likely at many places over coastal Andhra Pradesh, coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal, and heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh.

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