Cyclone ‘Asani’ Will Move From Andaman Islands To Myanmar: Meteorological Department

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrityunjya Mohapatra said on Sunday that Cyclone ‘Asani’ is expected to move from Andaman Islands towards Myanmar and south Bangladesh coast. 

He said that the cyclone is not expected to hit the Andaman Islands. 

On Monday, the weather system is expected to first develop into a deep depression and later intensify into a cyclonic storm. 

“As per our forecast, the weather system will move northwards towards Andaman Islands as well as Myanmar and adjoining south Bangladesh coast,” Mohapatra said. He said, “This forecast is clear from the track…

However, it is expected to have an impact in terms of wind and waves accompanied by rain.” 

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According to a special bulletin issued by the IMD, the pressure over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea moved north and northeast at a speed of 12 kmph and moved north-northeastwards at 5.30 pm on Sunday.

Stayed focused. 

It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours, the IMD bulletin said. 

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