Cyclone Asani To Intensify In Next 24 Hours, IMD Forecasts Heavy Rainfall In 3 States From May 10

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Highlights:

  • IMD forecasts that cyclonic storm Asani will intensify further in the next 24 hours
  • The cyclone storm is forming over the Bay of Bengal, hitting three states West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
  • There is a possibility of no landfall and the storm will move parallel to the Odisha-Andhra coast
  • The cyclonic storm is moving with a speed of 16 Km/hour in the northwest direction
  • Light to moderate rainfall in 3 states with heavy rainfall in coastal districts from May 10

Today, the India Meteorological Department informed that ‘Asani’, the cyclonic storm will intensify further in the following 24 hours, hitting the Bay of Bengal. States like West Bengal, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh are under the threat of this cyclonic storm.

As per the reports of the weather department, light to heavy rainfall will be started in these three states from Tuesday onwards. On Sunday, the deep depression that formed over the Bay of Bengal, which is currently around 1100 km South to Southeast of Puri, has already turned into a cyclonic storm.

Furthermore, the reports stated that the cyclonic storm is moving with a speed of 16 Km/hour in the northwest direction. Till Sunday evening, the cyclonic storm persists and then it will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm till 10th May evening. But there is no possibility of landfall as forecasted by the weather officials. Rather it will move parallel to the Odisha-Andhra coast after taking a recurve.

Heavy rainfall is expected in coastal areas and the speed of wind may surpass 100 Km/Hour in the central parts of the Bay of Bengal on Monday and Tuesday. Coastal districts of West Bengal are likely to receive rainfall between 10th to 13th May while districts of Odisha namely Ganjam, Gajapati, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur and Puri after May 10 evening.

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