IMD predicts that Cyclone 'Asani' will convert into depression by May 12.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), severe cyclonic storm Asani is expected to subside into a depression by May 12. According to the IMD, it is extremely likely to proceed northwestwards by the morning of May 11 and approach the west central Bay of Bengal near the Andhra Pradesh coast.
Cyclone Asani proceeded northwestwards at a speed of 6 kmph earlier Tuesday evening, centred over the west central Bay of Bengal. The location was 190 kilometres south of Kakinada, 300 kilometres southwest of Visakhapatnam, and 630 kilometres southwest of Puri, Odisha.
SCS ASANI near lat 15.2°N & long 82.2°E, 190km south of Kakinada. Likely to move nearly NWwards & reach WC BoB close to AP coast by 11th morning. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve slowly NNEwards & emerge into WC & adjoining Northwest BoB off North AP & Odisha coasts. pic.twitter.com/qW19KOqRj8— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 10, 2022
According to the IMD, the weather system would then recurve gently north-northeastwards, moving along the beaches of Yanam, Kakinada, and Visakhapatnam before emerging into the west central and bordering northwest Bay of Bengal along the coasts of north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
By the morning of May 11, it is expected to deteriorate into a cyclonic storm, and by May 12, it will be a depression.