Severe cyclonic storm ‘Aasani’ weakens, IMD issues warning for Andhra coast

New Delhi : Severe cyclonic storm ‘Aasani’ weakened into a cyclonic storm overnight and lay centered over Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning and the IMD issued a warning for the coastal areas there. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that it weakened into a cyclonic storm at 2.30 am. Cyclonic storm Asani moved north-northwestwards with […]
 


Severe cyclonic storm ‘Aasani’ weakens, IMD issues warning for Andhra coast
New Delhi : Severe cyclonic storm ‘Aasani’ weakened into a cyclonic storm overnight and lay centered over Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning and the IMD issued a warning for the coastal areas there.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that it weakened into a cyclonic storm at 2.30 am.

Cyclonic storm Asani moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 6 kmph over west-central Bay of Bengal and about 50 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) from Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). Was centered 150 km south-west at 5.30 am. ), 290 km south-west of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 530 km south-west of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 640 km south-west of Puri (Odisha).

“It is very likely to move north-northeastwards for the next few hours and gradually re-curve north-northeastwards along Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni and Visakhapatnam coasts during afternoon to evening on Wednesday and tonight It is very likely to emerge into west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coasts by till. It is very likely to gradually weaken into a depression by Thursday morning, the IMD bulletin said.

For Wednesday, the IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places, with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh and at isolated places over South Coastal Odisha. is likely to.

Similarly, on Thursday, light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls very likely over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal.

The warning and forecast also include gale wind speed reaching 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph prevailing around the system centered over west-central Bay of Bengal, which gradually reduced to 65-65 kmph by afternoon. 75 kmph to 85 kmph.

On Wednesday morning, wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevailed along and off Andhra Pradesh Coast and 70-80 kmph along and off Andhra Pradesh Coast (Krishna). Gale wind speed reaching 90 kmph gusting to 90 kmph is very likely. , Yanam of East and West Godavari, Puducherry and Visakhapatnam districts) during noon to noon. Thereafter, it will gradually reduce to 65 kmph gusting to 45-55 kmph by Thursday morning.

The sea condition is very likely to remain rough over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal till Wednesday evening and thereafter very rough to rough over the same area till Thursday.

The IMD has warned of storm surge at a height of about 0.5 meters above astronomical tide due to the possibility of flooding in low-lying areas of Krishna, East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh and Yanam in Puducherry.

A warning has been issued to the fishermen to completely suspend the fishing activity.