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Asani Weakens Into Cyclonic Storm | Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Asani’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during past 06 hours, weakened into a Cyclonic Storm and lay centered at 0230 hours IST of May 11 about 60 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 180 km south-southwest of Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), 310 km southwest of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 550 km south-southwest of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 660 km southwest of Puri (Odisha).

It is very likely to move nearly northwestwards for the next few hours and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal close to Andhra Pradesh coast. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve slowly north-northeastwards, move along Machilipatnam, Narsapur, Yanam, Kakinada, Tuni & Visakhapatnam coasts and emerge into westcentral Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coasts by today evening. Then it is likely to move northeastwards towards northwest Bay of Bengal.

It is likely to weaken gradually into a depression by the morning of May 12.

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