New Delhi, March 21: According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Asani is expected to move along and off the Andaman Islands towards Myanmar and the south Bangladesh coast. IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that Cyclone Asani will not make a landfall in the Andaman Islands.
As per the weather predictions, the cyclonic storm is expected to intensify first into a deep depression and later into a cyclonic storm on Monday. Cyclone Asani To Hit Near Andaman and Nicobar Islands on March 21; Know What ‘Asani’ Means And Where This Name Came From.
"As per our forecast, the weather system would move nearly northward along and off the Andaman Islands towards Myanmar and adjoining south Bangladesh coast,” Mohapatra said on Monday.
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A special bulletin issued by the IMD stated that the depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining south Andaman Sea moved north-northeastwards at a speed of 12 kmph and lay centered at 17.30 hours (5.30 pm) IST on Sunday over the north Andaman Sea.
Check IMD's tweet:
DD over north Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, about 120 km southeast of Mayabundar (Andaman Islands) and 560 km south-southwest of Yangon (Myanmar).To intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hrs. pic.twitter.com/OgDygjJTND
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) March 21, 2022
"It is likely to move nearly northwards along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands, intensify into a deep depression during next 12 hours (by early Monday) and then into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 12 hours (by Monday evening)," the bulletin said.
The IMD has also predicted thunderstorms with light to moderate rain at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal area for March 21 and 22. On the other hand, the weather agency said that from March 23 to March 25 isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal area are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall.
The Home Ministry has deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams at different places with all necessary equipments in order to carry out search and rescue operations. Additional teams are ready and will be airlifted if required, the Ministry of Home Affairs said.
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