Commuters with umbrellas cross a road during heavy rains caused by Cyclone Asani in Kolkata on Tuesday. Reuters
The UAE embassy in New Delhi has urged UAE citizens in India to be vigilant as Cyclone Asani approaches Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand and West Bengal, as of tomorrow, Wednesday (May 11, 2022), which is expected to last for 3 days.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said severe cyclonic storm Asani has started weakening and will convert into a cyclonic storm in next 24 hours.
The severe cyclonic storm Asani over west-central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-north-westwards with a speed of 10 kmph during past six hours and lay centered over west-central Bay of Bengal near about 260 km southeast of Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), 300 km south of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 490 km south-southwest of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 570 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), said director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, H.R. Biswas here on Tuesday.
It is very likely to move nearly north-westwards till tonight and reach west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coast.
The system is likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours. It is expected to recurve on Tuesday night and move parallel to the coast in the north-northeast direction, Biswas said.
Under its impact, light to moderate rainfall would occur in some districts of south and coastal Odisha on Tuesday and next two days.