May 10, 2022
Cyclone Asani will likely move nearly northwestwards till the night of May 10 and reach westcentral Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coast and the adjoining Odisha coast. It is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rains in the coastal region from Tuesday. It is likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), it stated that as of 2.30 am on May 10, Cyclone Asani laid centered over westcentral and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal. It is 330 km southeast of Andhra’s Kakinada and 510 km south-southwest of Odisha’s Gopalpur coast. The cyclonic system is unlikely to make landfall and will weaken gradually from a severe cyclonic storm into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours and further into a deep depression by May 12.
The IMD has predicted gale winds on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It has also warned of squally wind speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph likely along and off north Andhra Pradesh coast on May 10; along Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast on May 11 and along Odisha and West Bengal coasts on May 12.
The IMD has advised fishermen are advised not to venture into the west central Bay of Bengal on May 9 and 10 and into the Northwest Bay of Bengal from May 10 to 12. All fishermen out at sea have been advised to return to return to the coast.
Odisha districts such as Khurda, Ganjam, Puri, Cuttack and Bhadrak witnessed a few spells of rain. On Monday, as many as 11 fishermen were rescued from the coast near Sunapur in Ganjam as their boat got stuck in the sea due to a malfunction.
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