Cyclone Asani In Odisha: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

by Shreya Ghosh
Cyclone Asani In Odisha: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

With extreme climate change and environmental crises, natural calamities such as storms and cyclones are recurring frequently and stronger every next time. ‘Cyclone Asani’, 2022’s first cyclone, is rushing towards states like Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal. India Meteorological Department Senior Scientist RK Jenamani shared that this cyclone is likely to revolve around these states and won’t cross further.

Precautions Taken Against The Cyclone Asani

  • The IMD initiated the process of issuing alerts in prone places like Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal.
  • People are already preparing to stay safe and secure during this natural calamity.
  • Also, fishermen are asked to not go further into the Bay of Bengal during these unforeseen times.

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Present Situation Of The Cyclone

The current situation of Cyclone Asani is that it is almost 500-600 km away from the South of Visakhapatnam and Puri. As per the IDM, the severe cyclone will lead to extremely heavy rainfall from 10 May and it may continue the next day as well. It will mostly occur in places such as East Godavari, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, and the coastal district of Odisha. In conclusion, the coastal districts of both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are at high risk.

‘It is moving in a northwest direction with a speed of around 21 to 25 km in the last 12 hours’, said RK Jenamani on Monday as reported by NDTV. He also added that the cyclone is ‘moving towards north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha’. It is expected to recurve from today onwards.

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Bhubaneswar Umashankar Das, the Senior Scientist of IMD stated that the cyclone has ‘moved nearly in the west-northwestwards direction’. It is moving at a speed of 25 kmph and is due to slow down and wear out slowly. The IMD is expecting cyclone Asani to weaken within tomorrow.