IMD issues rainfall warning for three days in Odisha due to cyclonic storm ‘Asani’

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar informed that the cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ over Southeast Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwestwards with a speed of 14 kmph during the past 6 hours and lay centered at 2.30 PM today over the same region near latitude 11.8°N and longitude 88.4°E, about 560 km northwest of Car Nicobar (Nicobar Islands), 470 km west of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 850 km southeast of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 930 km south-southeast of Puri (Odisha).

It is very likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm over southeast Bay of Bengal during next 6 hours. It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards till 10th May evening and reach Westcentral and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh & Odisha coasts. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.

Meanwhile, the IMD has issued rainfall warnings for three days from May 10.

Rainfall Forecast and Warnings:

  • 10th May: Light to moderate rainfall very likely to commence from 10th evening at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and Heavy Rainfall (7 -11cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, and Puri.
  • 11th May: Light to moderate rainfall very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and Heavy Rainfall (7-11cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Khordha, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Cuttack.
  • 12th May: Light to moderate rainfall very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and Heavy Rainfall (7-11cm) is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore.

Wind warning:

  • Gale wind is likely to prevail, speed reaching 105-115 kmph gusting to 125 kmph over central parts of Bay of Bengal on 9th May, speed reaching 95-105 kmph gusting to 115 kmph around the system center over Westcentral and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal on 10th May, speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph over northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal on 11th May and speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over northwest Bay of Bengal on 12th May.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely along and off Odisha coast on 11th and 12th May, 2022.

Sea condition:

  • Sea condition is likely to become high to very high over central parts of Bay of Bengal on 9th May, become high to very high over Westcentral & adjoining Northwest and Eastcentral Bay of Bengal on 10th May, become high to very high over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal on 11th May and become high to very high over Northwest Bay of Bengal on 12th May.

Fishermen Warning:

  • Fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea area over central parts of Bay of Bengal on 9th & 10th May and over Northwest Bay of Bengal on 10th to 12th Fishermen whoever out at sea are advised to return to coast by morning of 10th May 2022 and advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast from 11th May to till further notice.

Port Warning:

  • Keep hoisted Distant Warning Signal No.2 (DW-2) at all ports of Odisha.
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