Severe cyclonic storm Asani is is expected to weaken into a cyclonic storm over the next 24 hours and recurve north-northeastwards towards the northwest Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, before fizzling out.
The severe cyclonic storm Asani is unlikely to make landfall and would weaken into a cyclonic storm over the next 24 hours. It is expected to recurve north-northeastwards towards the northwest Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, before fizzling out. Here are the latest updates on the cyclone Asani. (Image: PTI)
As of early May 10, the cyclone was around 300 km southeast of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, 330 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam, 510 km south-southwest of Gopalpur in Odisha and 590 km south-southwest of Puri. It was moving at a speed of 5 km/hour, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. . (Image: Indian Meteorological Department)
Meanwhile, the Indian Coast Guard rescued at least 11 fishermen from Odisha who were stranded for around eight hours in the rough sea due to the raging severe cyclone Asani. The fishermen had traveled to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on May 7 to buy a fishing boat, and while returning when were stuck at the sea around 4-5 km off the coast near Sonaput in Ganjam district after their newly-bought vessel developed some technical snag, an official said. (Image: Windy)
IMD Director-General Mrutunjay Mohapatra had said on Sunday that the cyclone would move parallel to the east coast and cause rainfall from Tuesday evening, indicating Asani would not make landfall in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh. (Image: PTI)
However, authorities in both Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are on high alert and have issued warnings to fishermen and other vessels to not venture out into the deep sea from May 9 to 12. Kolkata Municipal Corporation also put its employees and disaster management teams on alert in view of the formation of cyclonic storm Asani. (Image: Reuters/File)