Severe cyclone Asani is moving towards Northwest Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts, packing gale-force winds up to 105 kmph.
Cyclone Asani, which was moving at a speed of 25 kmph on Monday, has slowed down to 5 kmph as it lays centered around 300 km southeast of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and 510 km south-southwest of Gopalpur in Odisha. Cyclone Asani, which formed in the Bay of Bengal, brought rainfall to parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, on Tuesday. Indian Meterological Department (IMD) predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with isolated and extremely heavy falls over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and heavy rainfall over isolated places in coastal Odisha from May 10 night.
Cyclone Asani, moving at a speed of 10 kmph, is likely to move northwestwards till tonight and reach the north Andhra coast and adjoining Odisha coast.The system is expected to recurve on Tuesday night and move parallel to the coast in the north-northeast direction.It will reach close to Kakinada and Visakhapatnam coasts by May 11 morning and move along Andhra Pradesh coast and weaken into a Cyclonic Storm.
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