Cyclone Asani: Low Pressure Area to intensify into Depression Today!

Bhubaneswar: The low-pressure area over the south Andaman Sea and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a depression by today evening, informed the Regional Centre of Indian Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar.

Following this, it is very likely to continue to move northwestwards and reach west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts on May 10, added the weather department.

As a result, the coastal areas of the states are likely to receive moderate rainfall from May 10 whereas the wind speed will be around 90 km/hr which can extend up to 110 km per hour in some places.

Meanwhile, “Spread of tracks for brewing Cyclonic Storm Asani in the Bay of Bengal. Low near Andman Islands becomes a depression this weekend then a Cyclonic Storm early next week. Model spread is anywhere from Chennai to Bangladesh. Ensembles centered near Odisha & West Bengal” stated the International forecasting manager of Accu Weather.

It is pertinent to mention that Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) issued an advisory in view of the possible Cyclone Asani which is likely to make landfall in Odisha on May 10. As many as Ganjam, Khordha, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur districts may receive heavy rainfall under the impact of Cyclone Asani.

As many as 17 teams of the NDRF, 20 ODRAF teams, and 175 Fire Service teams will be deployed after an accurate forecast of the track, intensity, and landfall.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea area over the central Bay of Bengal on 9th & 10th May and over northwest Bay of Bengal on 10th May. Fishermen who are out at sea have been advised to return to the coast by May 10.

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