Sunday, October 2, 2022

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm

Cyclone Asani, formed over southeast Bay of Bengal, further intensified into a severe cyclonic storm Sunday evening as it moved north-westwards in the direction of north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts.
The severe cyclone, on reaching west central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts on Tuesday, is likely to recurve north-north eastwards and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, the Indian Meteorological Department said.
It is likely to lose some steam thereafter and turn into a cyclonic storm on Wednesday and further into a deep depression on Thursday, the weather office said in its forecast of Asani’s track and intensity.
The cyclone is likely to bring in its wake light to moderate rainfall over Gangetic West Bengal from Tuesday to Friday with heavy downpour at one or two places in the coastal districts of the state, the weather office said.