No impact of Cyclone Asani on Odisha: IMD DG

Bhubaneswar: The Director-General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department (IMD DG) Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has informed on Wednesday that Odisha is unlikely to witness rainfall or heavy winds as there is no impact of the cyclone Asani on the State.

Reportedly, the low pressure has been formed over the South Bay of Bengal at 8.30 am this morning. It is likely to move east-northeastwards & become a well-marked low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south the Andaman Sea around the morning of March 19.

The weather department also added that it is likely to move north-northwestwards initially along and off Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It will intensify into a depression by the morning of March 20 and further into a cyclonic storm, named Asani, around March 21. It would then continue to move north-northwestwards till March 22.

Adding to it, it will move north-northeastwards and reach near Bangladesh and adjoining north Myanmar coast by the morning of March 23.

It is noteworthy that the fishermen have been directed to return from the sea as a matter of precaution. The name this cyclone ‘Asani’ has been given by Sri Lanka.

Also read: Low Pressure Forms Over Southwest Bay Of Bengal: IMD

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