Cyclone Asani to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, likely to reach AP and Odisha coasts on May 10: IMD
- Will further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours
- No possibility of making landfall, it will recurve and move parallel to Odisha coast
- Yellow warning for rainfall in Gajpati, Ganjam and Puri
New Delhi: Cyclone Asani is very likely to move north-westwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm over the east-central
The deep depression is moving at 16kmph in the northwest direction and is at 970 km in the southeast direction from Vishakapatnam and 1020 km in the southeast direction from
“We are expecting it will move in northwest direction till 10th May evening. Possibly, it will further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. There is no possibility of making landfall, it will recurve and move parallel to Odisha coast,” he added.
Yellow warning for rainfall in Gajpati, Ganjam and Puri districts
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Rainfall will commence on the 10th of May evening and IMD has issued a yellow warning for rainfall in Gajpati, Ganjam and Puri districts.
On 11th May, heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Cuttack and Ganjam districts.
In a big relief to the people and administration, the IMD on Saturday announced that the cyclonic storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal will not make landfall in either Odisha or Andhra Pradesh, but will move parallel to the coast.
‘Cyclone won’t make landfall in Odisha or AP but move parallel to coast’
On Saturday, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the ‘Asani’ will recurve and move towards the northwest Bay of Bengal after nearing the North Andhra-Odisha coast.
The system is moving towards the coast in the north-westwards direction and will continue to move in that direction till May 10 evening, he said adding that thereafter it will recurve in the sea north-northeastwards and move parallel to the coast.
Coastal districts of Odisha and the southern part of West Bengal, including the state capital Kolkata, are likely to be lashed by light to moderate rain from Tuesday.