Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm
   Date :09-May-2022

CYCLONE Asani, formed over the South-East Bay of Bengal, further intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday evening as it moved northwestwards in the direction of north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts, the MeT department said. The severe cyclone, on reaching westcentral and adjoining North-West Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts on Tuesday, is very likely to recurve north-northeast wards and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, it said. The severe cyclonic storm is very likely to lose some steam thereafter and turn into a cyclonic storm onWednesday and further into a deep depression onThursday, the MeT department said in its forecast of Asani’s track and intensity. Stating that the system will not make landfall either in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director-General Mrutunjay Mohaptra said the cyclone will move parallel to the east coast and cause rainfall from Tuesday evening.