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Cyclone Asani alert

Cyclone Asani alert

Cyclone Asani had formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal, which could result in a severe cyclonic storm in the coming 24 hours as it moves northwest. It was moving northwestwards at a speed of 14 kmph yesterday.

The wind speed will increase to 90 kmph on May 10 as per the predictions of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The condition will continue till May 11. After that, it will reduce.

The IMD predicted a severe cyclonic storm due to cyclone Asani. It predicted intense rainfall for three states, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. Starting from May 10, coastal areas will experience heavy winds and rains.

These places experience a cyclonic storm on May 11, which may scatter into a deep depression by May 12.

Since coastal districts may be affected by the cyclone, the state governments have taken precautionary measures to handle the probable situation.

As per the predictions of IMD, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal are on high alert. These state governments advised fishermen not to venture into the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea in the wake of the cyclone. They have been asked to follow the instructions till the issuance of further notice.

IMD issued its latest bulletin, in which it predicted that cyclone Asani would reach North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts on May 10. As a result, these places would have intensifying rainfall.

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) issued an alert and kept disaster management teams ready to manage the situation of the cyclonic storm of Asani.

IMD predicted that it was unlikely for the cyclone to make landfall in the coast of Odisha or Andhra Pradesh.

Yet, the Odisha government made necessary arrangements to handle the situation. It kept cyclone shelters to accommodate around 7.5 lakh people after evacuation.

The southeast of Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur and Puri of Odisha, and the southern parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, will receive light to moderate rainfall on May 10.

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